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Dog owners and their four-legged friends urged to take part in Malvern charity walk

Tristan Harris 28th Aug, 2019 Updated: 28th Aug, 2019

A POPULAR charity dog walk returns to Malvern this Sunday, September 1, to raise funds for Leukaemia Care.

Dog walkers and their four-legged friend are being urged to take part in the event on the Malvern Hills which starts at 12midday on Link Common, Worcester Road.

As well as the stroll itself there is also a competition with a number of categories, including Waggiest Tail, Spottiest Dog, Best Costume (dog or walker), Best Mirror Image (dog and owner lookalike), Most Mysterious, Pet Tricks, Most Glamorous, Most Adorable, Scruffiest Dog and Most Unusual.

The Best In Show award will be judged by leukaemia patients and the crowd.

There will be a choice of two walking routes so the event suits all dogs and both finish at the dog-friendly pub the Nag’s Head.

The Worcester-based charity has organised the event in conjunction with the Malvern Hills Trust and it is sponsored by Francis of Malvern.

Nick York, Leukaemia Care’s campaigns and advocacy officer who has organised this event, said: “This is a great opportunity to bring Malvern together for a good cause.

“We’re hoping it will raise awareness of blood cancer within the community, and is sure to get tails wagging.”

Walkers are encouraged to make themselves and their dogs ‘spotty’ to raise awareness of the charity’s Blood Cancer Awareness Month and Spot Leukaemia campaign which highlights the symptoms of leukaemia.

Call 01905 755977, email fundraising@leukaemiacare.org.uk or simply turn up on the day to take part.

Visit www.spotleukaemia.org.uk for more on the charity and its work.

All entrants receive a goody bag courtesy of Worcestershire dog food firm Fish4Dogs.


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