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Vets backing hospice's dog walk
2:41pm Wednesday 11th September 2013 in News
VETS are again sponsoring a hospice’s annual dog walk.
The Abbey Veterinary Centre in Chester-le-Street is backing the fifth Paws for a Cause organised by St Cuthbert’s Hospice, which is based in Merryoaks, Durham,.
Paws for a Cause calls on local dog lovers to take part in a sponsored walk on Sunday, October 13 at Houghall Woods, on the outskirts of Durham.
The hospice, a registered charity, gets some of its running costs paid by the NHS but needs to raise £1.2m each year to continue its work.
Abbey Vets owner Christopher Walley said: “We’ve supported Paws for a Cause since 2009 and are proud to still support this worthy cause five years on.
“St Cuthbert's Hospice fulfils an extremely important role in our local community, providing support and care for people in need.
“Being a family run business also integral to the local community it was natural we would do all we can to support local cause.
“Many Abbey Veterinary Centre staff take part in the walk with their dogs, and we want to enter 25 dogs this year to mark the hospice’s 25th anniversary.”
Walkers can choose to do a 1.5 or a three- mile walk. All entrants will get a goody bag and rosette. Registration is £10 per dog.
For more information and to register, visit www.stcuthbertshospice.com or call Poppy Jones on 0191-386-1170. St Cuthbert’s Hospice is a registered charity.
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