Burnham-On-Sea’s Priory Court Care and Nursing Home held its first Pet Parade event at the weekend when local people showed off their pets and the home’s residents hot a chance to meet the animals.

Fifteen dogs – and one tortoise – participated in the fun event where categories included most exotic pet, ‘waggiest’ tail, best young handler and the ‘pet that the judges would most like to take home’.

The Mayor of Burnham-On-Sea Cllr Andy Brewer and Mayoress Lorna Brewer attended to present the winners with their rosettes and certificates.

Town Crier Alistair Murray also attended and presented Tetley and his owner Ruth with first place for Best of Show.

Home Manager, Elizabeth Biju, said: “Tetley did exceptionally well for himself, taking first place in several categories. The event raised £120 for the resident’s Comfort Fund which goes towards providing extra entertainment and special days out for residents at the nursing and care home.”

“It was lovely to see so many new faces at this fun event and we are looking forward to many more over the summer. We are keen to invite local people into our home, it’s a great way for our residents to continue to feel connected with their local community.”

Forthcoming events at the care home include a Care Home Open Day on Friday 28th June when local people can join a tour of the home and refreshments; a Summer Garden Party on Wednesday 31st July at 12 noon when everyone is welcome to come and see the home’s garden projects; and a Summer Fair on Saturday 3rd August from 2pm – 4pm when there will be stalls, games, refreshments and fun for all the family.