On Sunday 19th May, the seventh Bark For Life in Nottingham will take place at Rushcliffe Country Park to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Bark For Life is a 5km sponsored dog walk through the beautiful Rushcliffe Country Park.
The walk follows the pathways so is suitable for dogs of all ages. There will be lots going on throughout the day, including a dog’s agility course, a canine photographer, lots of stalls selling doggy items and the Yew Tree Canine Society will be holding one of their fantastic fun dig shows, with categories for pooches of all shapes and sizes and even a special round for the most charitable pooch.
The cost for registering a dog is £6 and once registered each dog owner will receive a sponsor form so they can collect sponsorship from family, friends and colleagues, as well as an information pack.
Advance registration is highly recommended and at the end of the walk each dog will also receive an exclusive Bark For Life bandana, as well as a thank you certificate on receipt of their sponsorship money. There will be also be prizes for the top three most charitable dogs.
Becky Elphick, local fundraising manager, said: “The Bark For Life is a fantastic event for you and your pooch to get involved in and is a great day out for all the family.
“Last year over 250 dogs took part raising a whopping £10,600 for the charity.
“It was wonderful to see so many doggies, walking with their owners, on a beautiful, sunny day in May, coming together to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Please do join us this year, you’d be barking to miss it.”
Cancer Research UK’s vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
Over the last 40 years, cancer survival rates in the UK have doubled. In the 1970s, just a quarter of people survived for five years or more, but today half of all cancer patients will survive for 10 years or more.
Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of this progress. Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate progress and see three quarters of patients surviving the disease by 2034.
However, this will only be achieved thanks to the support of individuals and their doggies who take part in events like the Bark For Life.
If you would like more information about Bark For Life Nottingham, please contact Heidi Bidmead on 07958042741 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register your dog please visit www.nottinghambarkforlife.org.uk