Friday, 21 September 2018

Country estate to host charity dog walk for first time

Country estate to host charity dog walk for first time

HUNDREDS of dog owners are expected to take part in a charity walk.

The Great British Dog Walk will be held on the Culden Faw estate on March 24, starting at 11am.

The event is one of 20 being held across the country in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

Dog owners are encouraged to bring their families and friends as well as a picnic, although refreshments and entertainment will be provided. There will be a “have a go” dog agility course and a dog show.

The money raised will go towards training hearing dogs to work with deaf people.

The Culden Faw event was launched on Monday with a small walk at the estate for several members of the charity and their hearing dogs.

Michelle Sapwell, the charity’s northern home counties community fund-raising manager, dressed in a giant dog costume.

She said: “I am really excited to be a part of this event.

“Culden Faw is a new venue for 2018 and is stunning with beautiful views, ancient woodland and a wealth of wildlife.

“We are looking to recruit volunteers in the area, which is why this is such an important walk for us. Hearing dogs make such a massive difference to people’s lives and we want to help as many deaf people as we can.

“With something for everyone, this promises to be a great day out for all.”

The cost of the walk is £12 per adult (£10 online) and children go free. You can sign up at www.greatbritishdogwalk.org

In last week’s Henley Standard, an incorrect date for the walk was published. We apologise for this error.

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