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West End star takes centre stage at Battersea Old Windsor Fun Day

Star of Shrek the Musical Carley Stenson will be leading a new chorus line of loveable furry characters at this year’s Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Old Windsor Fun Day on Saturday 6 July.

TV and stage actress, Carley, who played Princess Fiona in the hit West End show, is inviting dog lovers and their canine companions to join her at the animal charity’s Berkshire centre for a day of fun-filled activities, dazzling dog displays and entertainment for all the family from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

The annual event, now in its 10th year, raises vital funds for Battersea and will give pets the chance to try their luck in special dog classes judged by the animal-loving actress. These include Dog that looks most like owner, Best fancy dress, and Golden Oldie.

Dog lover Carley, who also starred as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde the Musical and Steph Cunningham in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, said: “This is going to be a fantastic event where families and pets can come together to celebrate the wonderful work carried out by the staff and volunteers at the Home in Old Windsor. Battersea’s three centres play such an important role in rehoming stray dogs and cats and reuniting pets with their owners, and it is a pleasure to be involved in this special day. I am very excited about judging the doggy classes and making lots of new furry friends!”

As well as entertainment for pets, there will be plenty to keep the children happy too with face painting and games at the free event. Many of the charity’s canine residents will also appear in a special rehoming parade giving visitors an opportunity to see them outside of the kennel environment and enjoying attention.

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