Dogs of all shapes and sizes will be heading for Cuerden Valley Park for the second Wags & Wellies fund-raiser for Derian House Children’s Hospice.
Intrepid dog walkers and their canine chums will be embarking on a two-mile sponsored walk through the beautiful country park setting in Bamber Bridge to help children and young people with life-limiting conditions and life-threatening illnesses who receive care from the Chorley hospice.
“Last year’s first Wags & Wellies was a great success with more than 135 dogs completing the walk – with their owners, of course!” said community fund-raiser Judy Miller. “There was a really friendly, fun atmosphere on the day! We don’t know who enjoyed the event more, the dogs or their owners!”
She went on: “If you’re looking for a positively ‘paw-some’ morning with your pet and your dog-walking pals on March 19th, then join us on the walk. It’s a great way to celebrate everything that’s good about ‘man’s best friend’ while helping families from across the North West who rely on us here at Derian House for vital respite and end-of-life care.”
The event promises to be a real treat for all dog lovers, with every dog that completes the course receiving a specially-made Derian bow-tie and a free bag of goodies to take home, thanks to support from Waggs dog food, Pets At Home, Ribble Vets and Maplewood Pet Supplies. There will also be a chance for owners to browse a range of doggy delights – from the cute to the practical – on a variety of stalls.
“You may think we’ve gone ‘barking mad’ but on the day we’ll also have a special canine photo booth – complete with props – where you can have your photo taken with your pet. And, if you’re feeling, ‘dog-tired’ when you return from the walk, there’ll be the Lancashire Tea trailer and Derian’s own bacon butty bar to help you re-fuel,” said Judy.
It is easy to get involved in Wags & Wellies 2017. Entrance fees are £7 for one dog; £10 for two dogs and any extra dogs are charged at £5 each. To secure your place (and be in with a chance of an early-bird discount until February 12th) call our fund-raising team on 01257 271271 or visit https://wagsandwellies2017.eventbrite.co.uk