Tuesday, 12 December 2017

62-mile dog walk for charity

A HENLEY man is to walk 62 miles (100km) along the Thames Path to raise money for Dogs for the

A HENLEY man is to walk 62 miles (100km) along the Thames Path to raise money for Dogs for the Disabled.

Kevin James, of Luker Avenue, will leave Putney at 9.45am on Saturday, September 14 and aims to arrive in Henley in the early hours of the next day.

He has been building up his stamina by going on long walks through the Chilterns.

Dogs for the Disabled, which was established 25 years ago, trains assistance dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities.

The charity relies on voluntary donations to carry out its work and each dog costs £12,000 to train from birth.

Mr James said: “Anyone who owns a dog will understand the great benefits that relationship brings. The effect is magnified 10-fold for people partnered with an assistance dog.

“An assistance dog offers far more than just practical help, becoming a social icebreaker, a reason to go out again and bringing new found opportunities many people thought would never be possible.”

To make a donation, visit http://justgiving.com/kevin -james5

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