Bark Side of Weston-super-Mare calendar raises hundreds for charity

PUBLISHED: 17:00 16 January 2018

The Bark Side of Weston raised £800 for three animal charities. Inset: The Bark Side of Weston Calendar. Picture: Martin Slade

The Bark Side of Weston raised £800 for three animal charities. Inset: The Bark Side of Weston Calendar. Picture: Martin Slade

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Members of a Weston-super-Mare dog group have raised hundreds of pounds for animal charities after creating a calendar featuring members’ cute canines.

The Bark Side of Weston, which has grown to almost 6,000 members on Facebook since it was formed a year ago, raised £800 for a trio of good causes.

The cash was shared between the Dogs Friends, Many Tears and Holly Hedge charities after a vote by members, who also chose from more than 600 snaps to create the calendar.

Group spokesman Martin Slade said: “Before Christmas members David Coe, Laura Dando and Maria Rodriguez, decided to organise a 2018 calendar with the proceeds going to dog charities.

“In total more than 600 dog pictures were submitted and voted on in categories for each month..

“The Bark Side is planning another calendar, hoping to make it better to raise even more for these very worthy causes.”

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