As many as 300 dogs were in attendance to support Suffolk charities, Our Special Friends and The Suffolk Community Foundation. The morning comprised of four walk starting times which set off round a three-mile track of the hall, with each dog rewarded at the end of the walk each pooch with a Field & Trial goody bag.
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 at Skinner’s, William Delamore, added: “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”.