A SUCCESSFUL animal extravaganza raising money for charity is being held at a Hanbury craft centre.

Animals R Magic was held at the Jinney Ring Craft Centre, in Hanbury Road, in July.

At the event visitors enjoyed seeing the alpacas, llama, ponies, bees, and birds of prey.

The ferret racing was a great hit with the public, while the donkey rides were also one of the most popular attractions.

Sara Coward, the actress who plays the part of Caroline Sterling in BBC Radio 4’s The Archers, was on hand to talk to and sign copies of her book Dialogue with my Dog. Later in the day she judged some of the classes in the novelty dog show.

There had been concerns the event would have to be cancelled at the last minute, due to the heavy prolonged rain the day before. But organisers were pleased with the number of people who supported the event.

Charity stalls gained interest from visitors, who also gave generously.

Lots of families brought their four legged friends to take part in the various activities including a novelty dog show, a scurry, have a go agility and rally obedience.

They watched demonstrations by the mid-Western Gundog Society, Dogs R Us Agility Club as well as Lakeside Dog Training Club.

Best in Show winner was Cath Jones with her rescue dog Busterbear.

On the day, a superb £4,029 was raised for The Cinnamon Trust, which helps elderly and terminally ill people care for their pets in their homes and helps with short term foster care, when someone needs to go into hospital.

Organiser Janet Morgan said: "The event, now in its third year, was bigger and better than ever and plans for next year are already underway.

"I would like to thank Amanda and Malcolm Sunter very much for the use of their fabulous facilities at the Jinney Ring Craft Centre, also our sponsors and everyone who turned up on the day to support us."

For more details, or to get involved with the charity, visit cinnamon.org.uk or call 01736 757900.