Winter Walkies 2021

Sunday 23rd May 2021
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
St Clare Hospice
two women walking dogs in the sunshine

Join our (not so wintry) Winter Walkies 2021!

Our ever pup-ular annual Winter Walkies pooch parade has been rescheduled and will be going ahead on Sunday 23rd May 2021. We’re hopeful that the later date will mean a lot more sunshine, and a lot less muddy paws and shoes!

Taking place at the hospice in Hastingwood and setting off at 11.00am, the beautiful 5k walk will take you across Essex countryside before returning back to the Hospice for a cup of soup and a roll.

From Dalmatians and Dobermans, to Pugs and Pekingese, dozens of pups are set to take part in our sponsored 5km countryside walk.

We will, of course, be following all the Government COVID guidance to ensure that the event can go ahead safely – and we ask you to adhere to all the COVID measures in place on the day to keep everyone safe.

Registration costs £10 for adults, £5 for children and £27.50 for a family (2 adults & 2 children) which includes a free soup, dog rosette and certificates for children. On the day registrations will also be available, with the registration desk opening at 9:30am.

Please be aware that the route is not suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

Collect your sponsorship

Your entry fee helps cover the cost of organising the event, but it’s the sponsorship raised by you that will really make the difference to our patients and their families. The easiest way to do this is by setting up a Just Giving online fundraising page.

Cutest Canine Photo Competition

As part of the event’s launch the hospice is once again hosting the ever-popular ‘Cutest Canine Competition’ – and we are calling on local pet-owners to enter their favourite photograph of their pet to win a hamper of doggy goodies and the chance to officially start the Winter Walkies event.

Voting for the St Clare ‘Cutest Canine Competition’ will run from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd April 2021 on our Facebook and Instagram page. All entries are due by 12noon on Friday 16th April and entrants must have registered for Winter Walkies 2021 in order to be eligible for the competition.

Community Fundraiser Dani De'athFor more information on taking part in the Winter Walkies, please contact our Challenges and Events Fundraiser Dani De’ath. Call on 01279 773738 or 07718257704 or email

This year’s event is kindly sponsored by Epping-based vets, Forest Veterinary Centre.

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