Dog show in aid of STEM cell research at Walton Highway raises nearly £500

Nearly £500 was raised for STEM cell research at a charity dog show in Walton Highway on Saturday, J

Nearly £500 was raised for STEM cell research at a charity dog show in Walton Highway on Saturday, January 12. Picture: RICKY COSTER - Credit: RICKY COSTER

Almost £500 was raised for STEM cell research into dogs with heart conditions at a charity show in Walton Highway.

Nearly 500 was raised for STEM cell research at a charity dog show in Walton Highway on Saturday, Ja

Nearly 500 was raised for STEM cell research at a charity dog show in Walton Highway on Saturday, January 12. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: IAN CARTER

The event, held on Saturday, January 12 at the Walton Highway Village Club, was organised by Ricky Coster.

Mr Coster said: “It was a really good turnout despite the fact we did it on a Saturday and not Sunday like we usually do.”

For the first ever, the dog which stole the show was a 15-year-old cross breed rescue dog who won Best In Show.

Nearly 500 was raised for STEM cell research at a charity dog show in Walton Highway on Saturday, Ja

Nearly 500 was raised for STEM cell research at a charity dog show in Walton Highway on Saturday, January 12. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: IAN CARTER

Mr Coster added: “We’ve been running these shows for years now. The STEM cell research is currently only into dobermann dogs.


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“The do plan to expand into all dogs but at the moment it is most common in dobermann – they are just dying.”

Ricky has had three dobermann dogs and he said that all of them have passed due to heart conditions – he said it is becoming more and more common.

Nearly 500 was raised for STEM cell research at a charity dog show in Walton Highway on Saturday, Ja

Nearly 500 was raised for STEM cell research at a charity dog show in Walton Highway on Saturday, January 12. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: IAN CARTER

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A total of £478 was raised at the charity event on Saturday. Previously Ricky has raised money for several dog charities at similar events.

Nearly 500 was raised for STEM cell research at a charity dog show in Walton Highway on Saturday, Ja

Nearly 500 was raised for STEM cell research at a charity dog show in Walton Highway on Saturday, January 12. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: IAN CARTER

Nearly 500 was raised for STEM cell research at a charity dog show in Walton Highway on Saturday, Ja

Nearly 500 was raised for STEM cell research at a charity dog show in Walton Highway on Saturday, January 12. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: IAN CARTER

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