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Suffolk Dog Day’s first winter walk takes place

Skinner’s were proud to sponsor the first Woofers Winter Walk which took place recently in the stunning grounds of Helmingham Hall. With breeds of every kind attending in what was unfortunate weather conditions, to support Suffolk Charities Our Special Friends and The Suffolk Community Foundation. Despite the wind and rain, 300 pooches braved storm Freya and no one let it dampen their moods.

 The morning comprised of four walk starting times which set off round a three-mile track of the glorious grounds of Helmingham Hall, despite the rain some beautiful scenery was witnessed by the Woofers including Helmingham’s large herd of deer and picturesque parkland, at the end of the walk each pooch was rewarded with a Field & Trial goody bag.

Suffolk Dog Day is organised by Suffolk Community Foundation to support their work throughout the county, with the event raising vital funds for local Suffolk charities and community groups.

Suffolk Community Foundation’s Head of Public Affairs Tim Holder said, “We’re so proud to have such a loyal band of volunteers, who year after year step up to make Suffolk Dog Day a real ‘not to be missed’ date in the Suffolk calendar. The Winter Woofers Walk is a spin-off from this wonderful event. What people don’t always realise, is that every penny raised – almost £500,000 so far – is donated to support Suffolk charities who all do tremendous work helping vulnerable people right across our beautiful county. These events are all about dogs helping people, but it’s also an excellent opportunity for all walks of life to come together, have fun and make a positive difference”.

Sales and Marketing Director, William Delamore, said “It was a pleasure to sponsor the first ever Woofers Winter Walk. Based just down the road from our Mill in Stradbroke, it only seemed fitting to get involved with such a fantastic initiative which was designed to raise money for some truly worthwhile Suffolk Charities. We thoroughly look forward to Suffolk Dog Day on July 28th, which is set to be another fantastic event”.

Sue Wilcock