Wag this Way charity dog walk is back for 2019 offering a new venue, fun doggy fitness and an educational insight to responsible dog ownership.
Cash for Kids are hoping to at least double the number of doggies taking part at this years’ event as the popular charity dog walking event raises funds to support disadvantaged children in Cumbria and Southwest Scotland. The event will take place at the picturesque wildlife haven that is Watchtree Nature Reserve, on Saturday 27th April.
CFM’s Pete Moss will kick start the walk with registration opening from 17:00 on the day, dog owners are encouraged to come along with their pet pals any time between 17:30 and 20:30 for an evening walk around the reserve, which fits in perfect for those working at the weekend too.
The walk, which sets off from the Watchtree Wheelers unit, will take the 5K trail route around the reserve, passing a variety of views including the open marsh lands, enclosed forest walks, windmills, ponds and bird watching areas. The route is accessible for walkers, wheelchairs and dogs of all kinds. Those dogs, and owners, feeling really energetic are welcome to complete the course twice. All dogs will receive a delicious bag of treats and a certificate for crossing the finish line too.
Keylangs ‘Fun to Run’ indoor and outdoor K9 Play Park from Aspatria will be bringing their doggy fitness and agility area to Watchtree on the day where dogs can play and make friends. Plus there will be an emphasis on responsible pet ownership and the prevention of wildlife, rural and environmental crime with professionals on hand from Watchtree Nature Reserve and Cumbria Police to talk more about keeping all animals safe.
Entry for the event is a donation of £5 per dog and doggies are encouraged to seek further sponsorship from their pet pals, family and owners friends. All funds raised at the event go to Cash for Kids, which is distributed in the CFM area to support the 1 in 4 children living in Cumbria and South West Scotland who are disabled, disadvantaged or need additional learning support, with one hundred percent of donations staying local.
Cash for Kids Charity Manager Katie Jones commented ‘Wag this Way had a great turn out last year, so with a new venue close to Carlisle, we expect only bigger and better things from this event. We’d like to see more dogs, more people involved and more people having fun with their pets. Last year we saw so many breeds of dogs, who all enjoyed meeting each other and making new friends. We’d love you to join us again for this exciting event.’
To register your dog and start fundraising go to www.cfmradio.co.uk/wag Or join us on the day!