04:11AM, Tuesday 14 January 2014
Celebrity magician Paul Daniels and his wife Debbie McGee have given their support to the Woofs and Wellies event run by Thames Hospice.
The couple have lent their voices to puppet dogs Boo Boo and Rusty in a short promotional video released by the Windsor charity to promote the fundraiser.
Woofs and Wellies is a nine-kilometre stroll in Windsor Great Park. Those taking part can bring their dogs along.
Liz Showell, director of income generation and marketing at Thames Hospice, said: "We are thrilled that Paul and Debbie continue to support us and have given their time to help with our Woofs and Wellies event.
"It is certain to bring a smile to our current supporters and hopefully strike a chord with new ones, encouraging lots of people to sign up to the event to raise money for Thames Hospice."
The event takes place at 9am on Saturday, February 22.
Call 01753 848947 or visit www.thameshospice.org.uk/woofsandwellies for details.
Meanwhile construction is underway on a new spiritual space for patients and staff at the hospice in Hatch Lane.
The Sanctuary is a new indoor and outdoor facility which is being built on land adjoining the back of the Pine Lodge site.
Due to be completed later this year, it has been funded by NHS England and money left through people's wills.
Thames Hospice chief executive Jacqueline Clark, who ceremoniously cut the first turf, said: "We are all thrilled and excited about this new facility.
"The Sanctuary is a further example of our continued commitment to meet the growing needs of our local community and to transform palliative and end of life care and will give everyone much-needed contemplative space."
The facility will include mood lighting and a three-metre wide screen where visitors can listen to music and view pictures. It will hold up to 30 people.
Visit www.thameshospice.org.uk/sanctuary for details.
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