Local charities Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and RSPCA Hull and East Riding have joined forces to launch a new family fun event to benefit each of their causes.
The ‘Waggy Walk for Wellbeing’ event, which will take place on Sunday 6 October 2019 between 11am and 2pm, will be a fun day out for all the family, including their dogs.
On the day, there will be a 5k dog walk around the scenic hacking track of Bishop Burton College as well as a shorter walk. It’s open to everyone, with or without dogs. The day will raise money and awareness for both local charities.
There will also be a range of fun activities taking place on the day to raise money for the charities, such as pony cycling, spin the wheel and other games, as well as various stalls, tombola, cakes and refreshments.
There will be fun dog show classes including dogs with the waggiest tail, best trick, best junior handler, the dog that most looks like its owner, best condition for dog’s age, and most awesome eyes. A rosette will be presented for each of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed winners.
The event is open for well-behaved dogs, which must be vaccinated and kept on their lead at all times.
Marie-Louise Robinson, Community Fundraiser at Hull and East Yorkshire Mind said;
“We’re really excited to launch this new joint fundraising event that’s open to the whole family, including their dogs. You don’t have to have a dog to join in, come along and support us anyway, we would love to see you!”
“There will be lots to do on the day, including a 5k dog walk, cake stall, games, tours of Bishop Burton College’s animal unit, refreshments and fun dog show classes. It’s also a great way to raise awareness and talk about mental health.”
Louise Babych, Branch Fundraising Manager at RSPCA Hull and East Riding said;
“We’re delighted to be doing this joint fundraiser with Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and have our friends at Bishop Burton host us on the day. Our two charities have a natural synergy in the fact that animals can help people live mentally healthier lives.”
“We work tirelessly to rescue and rehabilitate the most abused and neglected animals in our local community. By supporting this fantastic event you’ll be helping support our ongoing work and rebuild of the centre on Clough Road, Hull.”
The event is taking place at Bishop Burton College, who have very kindly offered their grounds to the charities free of charge on the day.
With refreshments and tours of the animal unit at Bishop Burton College, this really will be a day for all the family to enjoy.
Bill Meredith, Chief Executive and Principal of Bishop Burton College, said;
“We are thrilled to be hosting the Waggy Walk for Wellbeing event here at the college.”
“Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and RSPCA Hull and East Riding are two excellent local charities and the range of activities taking place mean this promises to be a brilliant family event.”
There will be a cost of £10 per car to attend the event. This will go to benefit both organisations.