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To coincide with National Pet Month this month, The Kennel Club Charitable Trust have launched a fundraising campaign for dog lovers nationwide.

The Trust is inviting people to host a Bark and Bake sale during the last week of April (25 April – 2 May) to raise money for the Trust and help make a difference for dogs. The Kennel Club will also be holding its own bake sale on 25 April and staff will be baking goods for both dogs and their owners.

The Trust has provided grants of almost £10m to a range of organisations and charities since it was established in 1987, including supporting research into canine diseases, the promotion of support dogs and funding for dog welfare organisations. The Trust also runs the Bark and Read Foundation which supports charities who take dogs into schools and other places to help children to read.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, says, “National Pet Month promotes responsible pet ownership as well as raising awareness of the role, value and contribution to society of companion animals. Our pets are very important to us and really are a part of the family.

“The aim of the Bark and Bake campaign is to merge people’s love of baking and their love of their dogs to raise money and awareness for the Kennel Club Charitable Trust. Anyone can get involved and we encourage as many people as possible to help us make a difference for dogs.”

To arrange your own Bark and Bake sale, visit www.kccharitabletrust.org.uk for downloadable promotional material and recipes. You can share pictures of your bake off through the Kennel Club’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages alongside the hashtag #barkandbake.

To set up a fundraising page in support of Bark and Bake, please visit http://bit.ly/1VsRCpD.

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