Pull on your coat and grab a lead – it’s Wellies & Walkies time! This sponsored walk invites our four-legged friends to take their owners for a stroll around the beautiful Bourne Woods, whilst raising money to fund the vital supportive and end of life care which Phyllis Tuckwell provides for local patients and families who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer.
The walk will take place on Sunday 15th March, with dogs and their walkers meeting at the Rural Life Centre, ready to start their walk anytime between 10am and 11am. Two routes are on offer, both of which begin and end at the Rural Life Centre. The first is 2 miles long and the second is 4.5 miles. You don’t have to decide which route you want to take until the day, so don’t worry about making your choice just yet.
All participating dogs and their owners will be asked to get as many sponsors as they can for their walk, to raise money to support the care which Phyllis Tuckwell provides for over 250 patients, relatives and carers every day. As the NHS/Government only covers 20% of its costs, it has to raise over £20,000 a day to be able to offer all of its services, which are given free of charge to its patients and their families.
“It’s great to have an event centred around our wonderful four-legged friends, who are such an important part of the family for many and who bring so much joy to their owners,” said Fiona Chapman, Events Fundraiser at Phyllis Tuckwell. “Last year’s Wellies and Walkies was a huge success, and we really hope you enjoy taking part in this year’s event too.”
You and your pooch can sign up now at shop.pth.org.uk/wellies-walkies-2020. Tickets are £10 per dog, with humans walking for free, and at the end of the walk all participating dogs will receive a doggie bag, while their owners can peruse the doggie gift stalls and buy tickets for the doggie raffle! Local vets Cathcart & Winn are kindly sponsoring this event and will be providing veterinary services on the day. See Phyllis Tuckwell’s Facebook page for updates on the walk.