The sponsorship follows a previous partnership between Lintbells and the charity that began in 2018, and saw Lintbells raise £10,000 for Battersea, through its work with ITV’s For the Love of Dogs.
Battersea’s Muddy Dog Challenge is the UK’s first 2.5km and 5km obstacle run that owners can complete with their dogs. The challenges will take place in Exeter, Windsor, Cheltenham, Nottingham, Manchester, Tunbridge Wells, Newcastle and Leeds, with the aim of raising money for the thousands of lost, abandoned and unwanted pets arriving at Battersea every year.
Lintbells brand manager for YuMove, Gemma Cunningham, said: “Lintbells are really excited to see YuMove continue its work with Battersea as the official event village partner of the Muddy Dog Challenge 2019. YuMove are proud to be partnering with Battersea to help every dog and cat live an active, happy life in their new forever home.”
Emma Lovesey, senior challenge and public events manager, added: “We’re so excited that YuMove are partnering with Battersea this year for the Muddy Dog Challenge. It’s our biggest one yet travelling all over the UK welcoming lots of dogs and their owners from all walks of life. The support YuMove gives is invaluable and it’s great to have them on board with us at these events so that together we can help as many pets as possible.”