The veterinary group has invited locals and their dogs to join the walk which will form part of the first Derby Walking Festival, beginning at Pride Veterinary Centre on Derby’s Pride Park. Registration starts from 9.30am, with the walk starting at 10.30am. Walkers and dogs will walk a 3.5 mile route down the canal path, around Alvaston Park and back to Pride Veterinary Centre, where a fun day will be held in the afternoon.
There is a suggested donation of £2 per dog for the walk, with all the money raised being donated to Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. The post-event fun day will feature a variety of stalls and activities including a bouncy castle, wildlife workshop and raffle.
Vicky Ryan, community fundraising area manager for the Midlands, South West and South Wales, at Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, said: “The Hearing Dogs for Deaf People volunteers are very much looking forward to getting involved with this very exciting event.
“The walk and fun day will be a great day out and we look forward to seeing everyone there. We are really grateful to Scarsdale Vets for supporting us and to Move More Derby for getting us involved.”
Susan Wilkinson, marketing manager at Scarsdale Vets, added: “We are thrilled to be a part of Derby’s very first walking festival and want to encourage as many owners and their dogs to take part in Woofs and Walkies as possible. It’s great to support a pet-based charity, particularly Hearing Dogs for Deaf People as we have a significant deaf community in this area.”