Go Walkies And Family Fun Day 22nd SeptemberPosted: September 3, 2012
Over the last couple of years, Guide dogs have come up with a great way to help raise money. Take your dog for a walk! It’s simply called “go walkies”.
So this year the Antrim counscil contacted our fundraising coordinator up in Belfast saying they would like to hold an event for guide dogs and it was decided that our branch would do the event since we are closer and it covers our area. It was meant to be on the 18th August but had to be postponed with one thing and another.
It is now taking place on the 22nd September from 1 to 5 PM. The idea behind “go walkies” is that your dog gets sponsored. There are two routes to choose from-a 1.5 mile and a 3 mile route. Your dog gets sponsored and will receive a certificate and a tag for the dogs collar which says “guide dogs” on one side and “Ucanuba” on the other. (Ucanuba are sponsoring every go walkies event). You also get a voucher i think from Ucanuba but i’m not too sure. You can
Online before the event, or you can just turn up on the day.
If you don’t have a dog, don’t worry as there will be a family fun day taking place too. There will be a “titanic slide”, pony and trap rides, a police dog handler, possibly an outdoor climbing wall, card making, microchipping, and a petting zoo. It’s a great chance to meet other dogs and have a great time!
For anyone on facebook, there is an
Which you can share with your friends. So far we have at least 20 walkers who have decided to come.
Sorry this post isn’t my usual style of writing but i thought i’d write about it here. I hope to see alot of other dogs there! If anyone is around the Antrim area, or just want to come along, feel free.
It should be a good day!