Oak Tree Animals’ Charity is hoping people will continue to support their activities remotely to help animals in need.

They are holding three virtual events...including a dog show.

Events coordinator, Mieke Tennant, said: “Please get involved with as many of our upcoming online activities and events as possible - they’re all for fun but can also raise much needed funds for animals in need."

"We hope our alternative online events will see supporters continue to engage with the charity.”

Caroline Johnson, general manager, added: “Thank you to everyone for your continued support - we couldn’t do it without you!”

The charity's Easter dog show will still go ahead, but this year they have adapted it to make it an online event.

The charity will be accepting photo or video clips, depending on the classes.

Categories for the dog show include: clever K9 tricks (video clips), rescue rogue (photo), happiest hound (video), golden oldie (photo), puppy dog eyes (photo), action pup (video or photo).

Rosette’s and certificates will be awarded for first, second and third place. These will be sent through the post.

Winners will be announced via Facebook Live on April 4 and will also be displayed on Oak Tree Animal Charity’s website and Facebook pages.

The charity is also holding a short story competition and are looking for stories which illustrate the special bond between animals and humans. There is no age restriction for entry and the 500 word short story could win you a one hour pony fun experience, or a cream tea for two in the tearoom. With the winning story being published on their website. Winners will be announced on Facebook Live on April 4.

Another virtual winner is to guess the number of sweets in a jar. To enter, ‘like’ Oak Tree’s Facebook page, and text SWEETS 2 to 70085 to donate £2. Texts cost £2 plus one standard rate message. Enter your guess on their Facebook page. The person closest wins. The sweets are in date until 2021.

All three competitions close on April 1. For more details and how to enter go to: www.oaktreeanimals.org.uk or email them on: info@oaktreeanimals.org.uk