AN ANIMAL rescue charity near Wem has received more than £2,500 thanks a raffle backed by TV star Sheridan Smith.

Grinshill Animal Rescue was the recent benefactor of a charity raffle by Mutneys Professional Pet Care Ltd of Stoke Heath.

The pet care firm recently supplied much of the equipment to the TV show 'Pooch Perfect', presented by Sheridan.

The TV show featured 16 leading pet groomers over eight programmes of pet grooming competition, culminating in the crowning of Kelly Davis as the Top Dog Groomer.

Mutneys directors, Stephanie and Jamie Roberts, took the chance during filming to have one of the company's SuperTub dog baths signed by Smith and all the Pooch Perfect finalists, as well as winner Kelly.

The dog bath then featured in a charity raffle to raise funds for Grinshill Animal Rescue, raising more than £2,520 for the organisation.

Jamie said it was good to give something back to charity.

He said: "The raffle was a good way for the company to give something back to a local rescue organisation as a result of its involvement in the show."

Meanwhile Jenny Martinez, of Grinshill Animal Rescue, added: "The centre was really grateful to Mutneys for the fund raising after what had been a very tough year through lockdown."