In pictures: Woofs and Wellies

In pictures: Woofs and Wellies

Lucy Golding

In pictures: Woofs and Wellies

Charitable canines and their owners embraced the sunshine on Saturday to take part in a sponsored walk in aid of Thames Hospice.


The third annual Woofs and Wellies event saw more than 115 dogs and 200 walkers enjoy a 7km stroll which started at Bishopsgate in Englefield Green and led walkers around Windsor Great Park.

Blue skies helped boost interest in the event with a number of participants signing up the day before.

Following the recent floods, organisers had to re-route this year's walk at short notice; a change which was well received by both people and pooches.

Overall the event made £10,000 through sponsorship and registration fees - £2,000 more than last year's effort.

The money will go towards providing vital hospice services in East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire.

"The dogs were really well behaved," said the charity's community fundraiser Amelia Slaughter.

She added: "They were all barking together and it was a really nice atmosphere."

"We had tiny pugs to big old sheep dogs - some people were carrying the pugs by the end."

Celebrity magician Paul Daniels and his wife Debbie McGee gave their support to the Woofs and Wellies event by lending their voices to a short promotional video earlier in the year.

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