Published on: Friday 06 Jan 2017 at 16:32
Puppy Love is in the air as Winter Walkies returns!
Puppy love is in the air at St Clare Hospice as registration officially opens for our annual Winter Walkies event.
The 5k pooch parade will be taking place at the hospice in Hastingwood on Sunday 26 February 2017 and more than 200 walkers and their furry friends are expected to lend their paws to the cause!
St Clare Hospice’s Community Fundraising Lead, Dani De’ath, is organising the event and said: “This year marks the 11th time the Hospice has hosted the event and it is as popular as ever! The 2016 walk featured a record-breaking number of dogs and their owners, and we are hoping even more people register for 2017.”
Dani continued: “Anyone is welcome to join us on this rural route across the beautiful Essex countryside – whether you are a dog owner or not. Just remember your wellies as it is likely there will be plenty of muddy feet and paws. It is such a great event – you’d be barking mad to miss it!”
As part of the event’s launch we are once again hosting our ever-popular ‘Cutest Canine Competition’ – and we are calling on all our 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.
Advanced registration costs £10 for adults and £5 for children, which includes a free soup, dog medal and certificates for children. Walkers can also sign up on the day.
The St Clare ‘Cutest Canine Competition’ will run from Monday 23 to Friday 27 January on our Facebook page. All entries are due by Friday 20 January and entrants must have already registered for Winter Walkies in order to be eligible for the competition.
For more information and to register click here, or call Dani on 01279 773738