With support from Poole’s Dolphin Shopping Centre, local charity Waggy Tails Rescue has launched its first ever calendar.

The shopping centre nominated the Dorset and Hampshire animal rehoming organisation as its charity of the year for 2016 and donated the funds required to produce the calendar. The calendars, which include professional images of their rescues, are available to buy at Calendar Club and other outlets at the Dolphin Shopping Centre, as well as directly from the charity.

The calendars are £5 each, with all profits going directly back to the charity.

John Grinnell, centre manager of the Dolphin Shopping Centre, adds: “We’ve enjoyed working with the team at Waggy Tails Rescue. We are really pleased that the calendar is now here for the public to enjoy, and visitors to the centre can also get involved with helping the charity by donating pet food and making donations at outlets throughout the centre.”

Waggy Tails fundraiser, Paul Chapman, says: “We’re delighted with the support that the Dolphin Shopping Centre has given Waggy Tails Rescue this year, and with the launch of the 2017 calendar we hope to continue to see further donations come in. We have always wanted to retail our own calendar, but with all our money going to towards the care of our rescues, it has not previously been possible.”

“Waggy Tails perform a crucial role in saving the lives of abandoned and unwanted dogs and fundraising is therefore critical to enable Waggy Tails Rescue to maintain its proud record.”

Volunteers from Waggy Tails will be joined by members of Wessex Entertainers to form a Choir which will be performing Christmas carols at the centre on the Thursday December 8 and Sunday December 18.