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Dozens take their dogs for Swaffham hospice walk

Dog owners and their pets gather for the annual Woofs and Wellies Walk in aid of the Swaffham and Litcham Home Hospice

Dog owners and their pets gather for the annual Woofs and Wellies Walk in aid of the Swaffham and Litcham Home Hospice

Dozens of dogs – and their owners – have put their best foot forward to raise vital funds for the Swaffham and Litcham Home Hospice.

More than 30 people took their pets to the nearby village of Cockley Cley on Sunday to take part in the third annual Woofs and Wellies walk.

Although sponsorship money has still to come in, officials expect to raise around £400 for hospice funds.

And project manager Leigh Taylor said: “It was a good day. The weather was lovely.”

The walk, which was held in the grounds of the Cockley Cley Estate, was the second part of a fundraising weekend for the hospice, after £200 was raised during a coffee morning held at the Swaffham Methodist Church on Saturday.

Although the hospice, which marked its 25th anniversary last year, is partly funded by the NHS, around half of its costs, about £90,000 a year, have to be met through fundraising and donations.

As previously reported, the hospice will be one of the beneficiaries of the Swaffham Rotary Club’s annual golf day in September, alongside the club’s own End Polio Now campaign.

And members of the II (AC) Squadron, based at RAF Marham, are also helping the hospice during their current deployment in Afghanistan by rowing, running or cycling 102,000 kilometres between them to mark 102 years since their formation.

 

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