HANDSOME hounds and clever canines strutted their stuff in the name of charity at South Hills School recently.

The nursery in Wilton let employees Imogen Dive and Zoe Peters use the grounds to host a charity dog show in aid of The MS Trust and Help for Heroes.

Lots of people and their pooches braved the cold and dragged themselves away from the festive celebrating to compete in the show on December 28.

Forty-five rosettes were awarded in categories such as obedience, young handler and dog the judge would most like to take home.

Miss Dive said: “The weather was good to us. The atmosphere was superb, friendly and fun with humans and canines having a natter over a bacon butty in between classes. So many people have asked if we’d do a rerun and planning has begun for another show in September.”

The event raised £326 through class entry fees, refreshments and a raffle for the two charities. Miss Dive was raising money for the MS Trust in memory of her grandmother Marina Cochran and Miss Peters is raising sponsorship to cycle 300 miles across Vietnam in aid of Help for Heroes.

They said thank you to everyone who donated raffle prizes, sponsored classes and helped with the judging and South Hills for letting them use its facilities.