A Dog Walk With A Difference - The Directory Group

A dog walk with a difference...

Get your Wellies & Dogs at the ready! Rowans Hospice’s popular sponsored dog walk ‘Woofs & Wellies’ is taking place once again at Stansted Park on Sunday 27th November, including a new 6km route.

Gemma Carden, community and events fundraiser at the Rowans Hospice, said: “Woofs & Wellies has become an extremely popular event with both dogs and their owners dressed in their best Christmas outfits. We are looking forward to seeing hundreds of pooches and their humans walking around Stansted Park and really hope to beat last year’s success, of an amazing 275 pooches that raised an incredible £11,600.

“This is a great way to start off the festive season and we hope that local people will support the event, which takes place to highlight the important therapeutic role that the PAT Dogs, who regularly visit patients at Rowans Hospice, perform. After completing the walk, the doggies will receive a medal and there will be the opportunity to purchase food and drink from the farm shop to warm you up.”

The 3km and 6km ‘walkies’ is open to all dogs to register and bring along as many human companions as they like. Registration is just £5 per dog and there is a sponsorship target of £25. All the money raised from the event will go to Rowans Hospice which provides care and support for local people affected by life-limiting illnesses.

Further information and online registration is available at www.rowanshospice.co.uk, or call fundraising for an application pack on 023 9223 7142.

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, and Meon Valley