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8-year-old Wimbish girl raising money for St Clare Hospice in memory of villager Violet by baking paw-fect pooch treats




A young girl has collared the doggie treat market in her village by baking biscuits to raise money for charity.

Beth Reed, 8, who attends Wimbish Primary School, has set up a stall outside her home selling bags of biscuits for 50p. They have attracted much attention from her canine friends and so far she has raised £100 for St Clare Hospice.

She chose the charity in memory of villager Violet Slade, a dog breeder and showing competitor. With the blessing of Violet's husband, Bob, Beth has been busy baking ever since, selling out at Langley village fete on September 4.

Beth's 50p dog biscuits stall outside her home in Wimbish
Beth's 50p dog biscuits stall outside her home in Wimbish

Her mum Lindsey said: "Beth's been involved with dogs since she was a baby. During lockdown she was bored and decided she wanted to bake dog biscuits. We did a trial run in the village and they went down so well it gave her the encouragement to make more.

"People have been so generous and it's lovely the support she's been given. Bob's been really supportive and because he was judging at the Langley dog show, we felt we ought to go along and support him too."

Beth, whose family have two cocker spaniels, makes the treats using bananas, rolled oats and peanut butter. She then carefully wraps them in paw-patterned packaging to sell from her stall.

Dog lover Beth Reed with a friend's Basset Hound puppy named Ty
Dog lover Beth Reed with a friend's Basset Hound puppy named Ty


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