Continue We want you to get the most out of using this website, which is why we and our partners use cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to receive these cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies here.

Tuesday, 02 June 2015

Subscriptions  |  evouchers  |  Jobs  |  Property  |  Motors  |  Travel  |  Dating  |  Family Notices

Barrow dog walk to help out hospice

DOZENS of dog owners had a paws for thought to help raise hundreds for a charity close to the heart of the Furness community.

The Paws for Thought sponsored dog walk in Barrow Park took place on Sunday and around 80 dogs were accompanied by their owners for the walk around the park to help raise money for St Mary’s Hospice.

To the delight of the owners, the event was followed by a dog show.

Rosettes and dog biscuits were handed out to winners of categories including scruffiest dog, waggiest tail and best pedigree.

The event was organised by Barrow Dog Agility Club and included dog demonstations.

Sean Hunter, a member of the dog club, said: “The day started off with the dog walk and we had more than 80 people, so that was a good start to the day.

“Everyone who took part got a goody bag and we put on a dog agility show to show just what a dog can do and how you could train your dog.”

Mr Hunter, a regular fund-raiser for St Mary’s Hospice, said he believed the event had been well supported to the number of people whose lives have been touched by the work of the hospice.

He added: “Whatever we can do for the hospice we’ll try to help, it was a good day all round and hopefully next year we’ll have even more to offer.”

It costs around £6,000 per day to keep the hospice running and organisers announced the event made a substantial contribution towards the costs by raising £2,390.


North West Evening Mail What's on search

Powered by

Hot Jobs

Loading latest hot jobs...
Powered by Zoopla.co.uk

Featured companies

Searching for featured companies...
Search for:


Should people who employ a carer be made to pay into their pension scheme?



Show Result

Resource Cumbria

The Forum

F. Dickinson footwear

Homes and gardens 22

To save our contact details direct to your smartphone simply scan this QR code

North West Evening Mail

Evening Mail Going Out