Calendar announced to raise funds for the district’s stray dogs

Riccall school children sing to raise awareness of charity calendar

Riccall school children have sung their doggie version of the 12 Days of Christmas to support the Paws and Pick it Up charity calendar.

The village has been a key partner during the Don't be a Waster - Reduce, Reuse, Respect campaign, in particular during the anti dog fouling focus earlier this year. 

Households in the village have displayed the Council's special glow in the dark anti-dog fouling stickers and many of the village's responsible dog owners signed up for the Green Dog Walkers scheme - displaying green ribbons on dog leads to show that they always pick up after their pet. The village also hosted a Dogs Trust event to promote responsible dog ownership.

And now the children are supporting the council's Paws and Pick it pledge by promoting the charity calendar which is raising money for the district's stray dogs - more details about the calendar below:


Riccall school children support charity calendar from Selby District Council on Vimeo.

If you want to sing along the lyrics were rewritten as:

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...

Twelve huskies howling

Eleven poodles prancing

Ten labs a-leaping

Nine springers shedding

Eight hounds a-howling

Seven greyhounds growling

Six staffies drooling

Five boxer pups

Four golden retrievers

Three German Sherpherds

Two English sheepdogs

And a terrier dressed up in a Santa suit!

Calendar announced to raise funds for the district’s stray dogs!

The Paws and Pick it Up calendar features the dogs voted for by more than 2,500 people earlier this year to find the furry face of the campaign.

Winning dog Lola is the cover star with the other finalists also featured in the calendar which is on sale across the district for just £6.

The anti-dog fouling focus was part of the popular Don’t be a Waster – Reduce, Reuse, Respect campaign. More than 60 dog owners pledged to be responsible dog owners and entered their dogs in our competition to find the face of our campaign.

Cllr Richard Musgrave, Executive member and lead councillor with responsibility for housing, leisure, health and culture, commented, “This is a great way to raise money for the district’s stray dogs.

“As well as featuring the most popular dogs from the competition the calendar also features many other dogs that were rehomed with the help of our community warden Keith Armstrong working with Woodhaven Kennels.”

All the profits from the sale of the calendars will help stray dogs in our district – the calendars are on sale at:

  • Selby Times office, The Crescent, Selby
  • Riccall Regen Centre, Landing Lane
  • Tadcaster Town Council, The Ark, Kirkgate
  • Selby District Council, Civic Centre, Doncaster Road
  • Selby Leisure Centre & Summit Indoor Adventure

The winner of the Paws and Pick it Up competition was Lola, pictured here with her family, Danielle Sheldon and her daughters, Keeley and Brooke.