Skinner\u2019s has announced it sponsored the first Woofers Winter Walk which took place on Sunday (3 March) in the grounds of Helmingham Hall, Suffolk.\r\n\r\nAs 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.\r\n\r\nSuffolk Community Foundation\u2019s head of public affairs, Tim Holder, said: \u201cWe\u2019re so proud to have such a loyal band of volunteers, who year after year step up to make Suffolk Dog Day a real \u2018not to be missed\u2019 date in the Suffolk calendar. The Winter Woofers Walk is a spin-off from this wonderful event.\r\n\r\n\u201cWhat people don\u2019t always realise, is that every penny raised \u2013 almost \u00a3500,000 so far \u2013 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\u2019s also an excellent opportunity for all walks of life to come together, have fun and make a positive difference\u201d.\r\n\r\nSales and marketing director at Skinner\u2019s, William Delamore, added: \u201cIt 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\u201d.