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Take the lead and join in charity dog walk

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Dogs of all shapes and sizes are invited to take part in a charity dog walk to help raise funds for Dogs Trust in Sadberge.

The Mayor of Stockton, Councillor Lynne Apedaile, picked Dogs Trust as one of her chosen charities.

She is inviting people and their pooches to join her and her Border Collie, Sally, for a Waggy Walk at Preston Park on Sunday, 23 September.

The walk is 3km and those taking part are encouraged to get sponsorship with all proceeds going to Dogs Trust in Sadberge. There will also be stalls, a tombola and fun dog agility course. The event starts at 10am and runs until 2pm. People can set off on the walk at anytime with the last one setting off at 1pm.

Everyone who completes the walk will receive a certificate and doggy goody bag of treats. There will also be prizes for the best dressed dog and owner.

Sponsorship forms are available to download from and or hard copies are available from Stockton Council's Customer Contact Centres at Stockton Central Library and Thornaby Central Library, Dogs Trust at Sadberge and Pets at Home at Teesside Park.

There will be representatives from Dogs Trust in Sadberge and Stockton Council's Animal Welfare Service on hand to provide advice and help to dog owners as well as offering free dog micro chipping.

Councillor Lynne Apedaile said: "I am delighted to be raising money for Dogs Trust during my mayoral year as they provide a wonderful service in looking after and rehoming dogs of all breeds.

"This Waggy Walk is a fun way to help raise funds and for dog lovers to come to the beautiful setting of Preston Park and enjoy a walk. I will be there with Sally and look forward to seeing lots of people and their canine friends."

The Mayor's other charities are A Way Out and SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen Families Association.