Winter Walkies 2021

Sunday 21st February 2021
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
St Clare Hospice

Take the lead and join us for our ever pup-ular Winter Walkies!

Our annual Winter Walkies 5k pooch parade will once again be taking place at the hospice in Hastingwood on Sunday 21st February 2021 setting off at 11.00am on a beautiful walk across Essex countryside before returning back to the
Hospice for a cup of hot soup and a roll.

From Labradors and Lurchers, to Terriers and Toy Dogs, dozens of pupss are set to take part in our sponsored 5km countryside walk.

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 18th to Friday 22nd January 2021 on our Facebook and Instagram page. All entries are due by 12noon on Friday 14th January and entrants must have registered for Winter Walkies 2021 in order to be eligible for the competition.


Check back on this page in the coming weeks to register. You can also register on the day from 10am at the Hospice.

Registration costs £10 for adults and £5 for children, which includes a free soup, dog rosette and certificates for children. Please be aware that the route is not suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

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

For more information and to register, call Emma Broadbent on 01279 773754, email

Cutest Canine Competition

Our Cutest Canine Competition is back this January 2021!

Is your pooch positively perfect? Is your dog dazzling? Is your cuddly companion the cutest? Is your furry friend the fairest of them all? If the answer to these questions is a resounding ‘yes,’ then, why not enter your pup into the contest!? If your dog is crowned the winner, they’ll be leading the pack at Winter Walkies in February, and will also receive a hamper full of doggy treats.

Here’s how it works: 

St Clare’s Cutest Canine competition takes place across our social media pages (Facebook and Instagram), where local people and hospice ‘followers’ can vote for who they think is the ‘cutest canine’ by ‘liking’ their favourite photo out of a gallery of doggy snaps.

All you need to do to enter the competition is:

  1. Register for the Winter Walkies event at
  2. Email a picture of your marvelous mutt and a brief description of your pet (including name, breed and age) to by 12noon on Friday 14th January 2021 to go forward to the public vote.
  3. Encourage your friends and family to vote for your pet when the gallery of all the competition entrants is published on the St Clare Facebook and Instagram channels on Monday 18th January 2021. The dog that receives the most ‘Likes’ when voting closes at 12noon on Friday 22nd January 2021 will be named the winner.

The winning dog and their owner will be invited to officially launch the Winter Walkies event on Sunday 21st February 2021 at 11am, and will also receive a hamper of doggy goodies. The event is taking place at St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood Road, Hastingwood, Essex, CM17 9JX.*

All entrants to the Cutest Canine Competition must have registered for Winter Walkies 2021 in order to be eligible to enter.

*If you are a previous winner of the St Clare Cutest Canine competition, you cannot enter the same dog again.

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