Dozens of dogs join annual Sandringham fundraising walk for RSPCA

West Norfolk RSPCA annual dog walk, Sandringham Country Park.'left to right back Andy Burrell, Emily Toms, Jan McQuade and Ann Bramham'left to right front Steve Dean with Diesel ANL-150615-062753009
West Norfolk RSPCA annual dog walk, Sandringham Country Park.'left to right back Andy Burrell, Emily Toms, Jan McQuade and Ann Bramham'left to right front Steve Dean with Diesel ANL-150615-062753009
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The borough’s RSPCA branch held its annual fundraising dog walk in the grounds of Sandringham Country Park on Sunday.

West Norfolk RSPCA annual dog walk, Sandringham Country Park.'Fraser Swain 7 with Maple ANL-150615-062732009

West Norfolk RSPCA annual dog walk, Sandringham Country Park.'Fraser Swain 7 with Maple ANL-150615-062732009

And officials say they are optimistic of reaching their £2,000 fundraising target for the branch’s rehoming centre at Eau Brink, near Tilney All Saints.

Group treasurer Jan McQuaid said around 100 dogs and owners took part in the walk and described the day as “brilliant.”

Around two thirds of the animals taking part were dogs which have previously been rehomed from Eau Brink.

And Miss McQuaid said: “It’s always nice to see all our old dogs coming back and behaving themselves.”

So far, around £1,600 has already been raised from the event, but more money is expected to come in, as many sponsor forms have still to be collected.

The walk is a key fundraiser for the branch to help meet the costs of keeping the rehoming centre open, including food and medicine.

Miss McQuaid said: “Our monthly vets’ bills are normally in the area of £5-£6,000.”