CANINES and companions had fun in the sun during a day of Easter activities on Friday.

Cherished Farm Shop, near Overton, welcomed dogs and their owners for a double-bill of Easter egg hunts in its enclosed dog field on Good Friday.

Dogs then took part in a fancy dress parade before a raffle raised more than £100 for charity.

The event featured two egg hunts, one for small dogs at 11am and another for larger ones at 1.30pm.

More than 100 pooches and 120 people took part in total, searching the field for cardboard eggs — so as not to harm the dogs — which could then be swapped for chocolate ones at the café.

The fancy dress parade then saw bumblebees, bunnies, sheep and princesses take to the dog-walk with spectators judging the winners.

Toby the mix breed, who dressed as a bunny, won first prize and Ambar the Doberman, who dressed as a daffodil, took second.

Both received a flashing collar and treats as a prize.

More goodies were given out during a raffle, with the proceeds from ticket sales donated to Justice for Jeffrey. More than £100 was raised for the charity, which helps victims of unprovoked dog attacks.

Shop manager Jade Phillips said: “We had so much fun organising this event and we are thrilled that it was enjoyed by all who attended, we are truly touched by all the guests’ kind words.

“Our desire was to create an event that both humans and canines can enjoy together, by providing a platform and a safe space to allow everyone to celebrate their very own unique relationship that we all have with our pets.

“On behalf of Cherished Farm, thank you so much to all the lovely dogs who took part too, you are all super stars.”

“Here at Cherished Farm, we are so happy to be able to provide such a service to all dog owners who require a little more security when walking their dog. And if we can provide you with a piece of cake too, well, that’s an added bonus.”