Spot the winner at village’s Dalmatian day

MP Norman Baker was at the event
MP Norman Baker was at the event

PEOPLE went dotty on Good Friday as they helped break a Guinness World Record by dressing up as Dalmatians.

Alfriston-based charity Jessie’s Trust tied in the event with its fifth anniversary and the young and old joined in the fun, along with horses and dogs.

Seaford MP Norman Baker was guest judge at the celebration which saw 106 people dress up in a bid to break the world record for the ‘largest amount of people dressed as dogs’.

It is hoped the number will have established a new record for the most people dressed as dalmations.

During the event Mr Baker also helped judge the ‘Best Dressed Dalmatians’ competition along with fellow judges Trevor Weeks, East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service, and Mayke Hogestijn, director of Jessie’s Trust, the East Sussex-based animal welfare charity.

Mayke hailed the anniversary event as a tremendous success, “The sun shone, and with more than 700 visitors, the day exceeded all expectations.

“From now on, we plan to hold the anniversary event on Good Friday every year.”

Jessie’s Trust was set up by Mayke in 2007. Just a year later her beloved dalmatian Jessie passed away. The aim of the charity is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home animals in need.

Below: Seaford MP Norman Baker applauds entries in the best dressed Dalmatian event. And even a horse took part