Dogs Day Out to raise charity cash

Georgia Unwin, Megan Tudor, Jadine Andrew, Tatum Andrew and Elisha Blair with their dogs
Georgia Unwin, Megan Tudor, Jadine Andrew, Tatum Andrew and Elisha Blair with their dogs

DOG lovers are being reminded of an annual event that is guaranteed to get their pooches’ tails wagging.

Hartlepool & District Hospice’s Dogs Day Out is back for a third year with a morning of varied activities all geared towards man’s best friend.

The event has provided the Wells Avenue-based hospice with around £6,000 in the last two years and staff say the response from dog owners in the town has already been very good ahead of this year’s event.

The quirky fundraiser will be held on Saturday, September 1, at Summerhill Country Park, off Catcote Road, in the town.

Dog training and behavioural expert Jo Lee, of K9 capers, will attend the event and will lead everyone on a walk around Summerhill.

She will then hold a question and answer session and give people the chance to take their dog on stage.

Dog obedience specialist Cath Measor, from the Academy of Dog Training and Behaviour, will also make the trip to Summerhill to enjoy the event.

The popular fundraiser will also feature a dog show with prizes and everyone will receive a doggy bag full of treats.

Greg Hildreth, events and community facilitator at the hospice, said: “This is an event we really look forward to every year and so far the response this year has been great.

“It’s fun, unique and great to see all of the different dogs and their owners comiing out to enjoy the day and support the work of the hospice.

“I would also like to thank Summerhill and Jo and Cath for their continuous support of this event.

“They are a huge help and bring so much to the day.”

The walk will start at 10am and the event will run until around 1pm.

Anyone who wishes to take part in the Dogs Day Out should register by visiting www.hartlepoolhospice.co.uk.

Alternatively call Greg Hildreth, at the hospice, on (01429) 855529 or email: ghildreth@hartlepoolhospice.co.uk