Pawfect pug, Elsa, is crowned Cutest Canine

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Date published: Thursday 31st January 2019 | 10:24 GMT

Elsa has won our annual Winter Walkies photo competition!

Perfect pooch Elsa, a four-year-old Pug, will be taking the lead when we hold our popular Winter Walkies on Sunday 24th February 2019. Elsa has been named St Clare’s Cutest Canine after she won our Facebook competition to find the top dog to lead the pack at the sponsored 5k countryside walk.

From Border Collies and Cockapoos to Pugs and French Bulldogs, a total of 19 handsome hounds and pretty pups entered the online photo competition, with more than 1,098 votes cast in the 5-day competition.

We have officially revealed the winner of our Cutest Canine photo competition ahead of their Winter Walkies event. Top dog Elsa, owned by Morgan Clarke, is set to officially open our 5k sponsored dog walk taking place on Sunday 24th February. Elsa won the competition against 18 other dogs after polling an incredible 363 votes on our St Clare Facebook page.

Elsa’s owner Morgan Clarke, from Harlow, said:

“I am so pleased Elsa won the competition. My Mum saw Winter Walkies 2018 advertised last year which she signed me, her and Elsa up. We entered the competition last year and Elsa came 2nd. I enjoyed it so much that we decided to enter her again this year.”

“I was really pleased that she won as she loves going for walks and being around other dogs and St Clare does such a good job with Winter Walkies.”

St Clare Challenges and Events Fundraiser Emma Broadbent said:

“We know our supporters are barking mad for their pets, but we were overwhelmed with the response to our Winter Walkies photography competition, Cutest Canine. The event, which has been kindly sponsored by Forest Vets, is one of the most popular in the Hospice fundraising calendar and we can’t wait to meet all our new four-legged friends on 24th February.”


Register for Winter Walkies 2019

If you and your dog would like to join Elsa and Morgan at St Clare’s Winter Walkies event at 11am on Sunday 24th February then register online at www.stclarehospice.org.uk/event/winter-walkies  or call the fundraising team on 01279 773750.

Advanced registration costs £10 for adults and £5 for children, which includes a free soup, dog medal and certificates for children. The event is taking place at St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood Road, Hastingwood, Essex, CM17 9JX.

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