Pet pooches take the lead in spooktacular charity fund raiser

dog-walk-together-pictureScores of pet pooches are taking part in a charity  dog walk at Wythenshawe Park on Saturday, October 29.

The Paws Spooktacular – Sponsored Halloween Dog Walk  is in aid of St Ann’s Hospice and there will be lots of fun activities owners and their canine friends.

At 10am  and 1pm  the Wilmslow wild dogs flyball team will be in action and you can let your dog have a go too.

The Altrincham and District Dog Training Society take part in the agility course and at 11.30am it’s  competition time with titles in five categories up for grabs at £5 per dog per entry. The categories are:  best dressed; best rescue;  golden oldie (over 5yrs); best girl; and best boy.

The three km walk starts at 1pm and among the entrants will be some 40 dogs belonging to employees at Cheadle finance company Together.

The specialist lender has encouraged colleagues to get their dogs together to support organisers St Ann’s Hospice.

Kevin Fisher, HR director at Together, said: “We’ve done lots of fundraising for St Ann’s Hospice, most notably raising over £15,000 recently after a team of our colleagues took on the National Three Peaks challenge, but we haven’t taken part in an event like this before and we’re really looking forward to it.

“As part of our ‘Let’s Get Giving’ charity initiative we regularly fundraise for good causes, and with lots of dog owners within the company, getting involved in the sponsored dog walk is a great way to support a charity which does wonderful work in our community.”

Tickets are £10 per dog, with humans going free.  Visit or call the hospice on 0161 498 3631.




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