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The South Canterbury Tux Yarding Challenge and Winchester Tux Handy Dog Challenge were held in conjunction at Springbank Farm as part of a national series hosted by Chris and Ali Calder and the Levels and Hilton-Gapes Valley Collie Clubs.
Profits from the two-day competition have gone to Alzheimers South Canterbury and a cheque for $2400 was recently presented in Temuka to the organisation's local funding co-ordinator, Rose Davidson.
She said the money was greatly appreciated.
''The funds that are raised will stay here in South Canterbury and will go to carers,'' she said.
''We need $163,000 a year to keep staff out and about in South Canterbury.''
Alzheimers South Canterbury covers the area from Waimate and Timaru inland to Fairlie and Twizel.
Mrs Davidson said 20% of the Timaru district's population was aged 65 or over and the region had one of the highest rates of Alzheimer's disease in the country.
-By Chris Tobin