Crufts 2019 proved to be a huge success for the NMWDM charity. It gave us the opportunity to raise funds towards the memorial which will be located in award winning Pet Cemetery in Holywell, North Wales as well educate people.
As a National Military Working Dogs Memorial trustee, Emma Ward from the Holywell Pet Cemetery spent the weekend in Birmingham at the annual Crufts dog show to help raise the £150,000 required to help build the memorial in Holywell.
Speaking about her time at the competition, Emma said: “Throughout the course of the weekend, we received many wonderful visitors to the stand who were very moved by the amazing stories of the marvellous Military Working Dogs, including some of the Chelsea Pensioners and HRH Prince Michael of Kent.”
HRH Prince Michael of Kent certainly took a real interest in the charity and spent over 10 minutes talking to Emma Ward and asking questions.
“Talking about the need to honour our working dogs evoked a lot of emotional responses,” explains Emma. “It certainly confirmed the need for a memorial and a place to honour those dogs who fought for us and have lost their lives.”