more than 200 people and their pooches joined in Lewis-Manning’s Muddy Dog Dash at Upton Country Park and raised a whopping £12,000.
Participants took on a 2km or 4km obstacle circuit, which consisted of hurdles for hounds, woofderful weave poles, pawesome ball pits, pooches (water) pools, jumps and humps and a perfectly placed Dog Bar by Nurturing By Nature halfway around the course, for dogs and their owners to take a quick break and well deserved water!
Visitors could also peruse stalls including dog food, pets clothing, pet portraits and more.
Runners and their furry friends enjoyed a warm-up hosted by Sparky from Hot Radio and the station gave out spot prizes donated by Running Free, including Best Dressed and Muddiest Contestant.
Ruth Wright, area fundraiser at Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, said, “We are absolutely ecstatic that so many people from our community came out on the Sunday to have buckets of fun and laughter, while raising vital funds for our hospice.
“On behalf of all the staff, volunteers and patients I want to say a huge heartfelt well done and thank you to everyone who took part and supported this event.
“£12,000 is a huge amount to raise and will help so many of our patients, their loved ones and carers receive the care they need and deserve.
“There have been so many supporters of this event, from our incredible sponsors Barratt Homes, as well as Care South, Nurturing By Nature, Hot Radio and The Old Boys Club.
“Without their help and support the event wouldn’t have been as brilliant as it was.
“We cannot wait to run this event again next year at Upton Country Park, so make sure to follow Lewis-Manning Hospice Care on social media and you can be one of the first to sign-up. The first 100 sign-ups get a free T-shirt!”
Lewis-Manning Hospice Care would also like to thank Pukka Pads, Running Free, local Tesco and Asda supermarkets, Jollyes pet store, Curly Creator Co, Cribb Tyre & Battery, Capital Barriers & Temporary Fencing, Makro, Barking Barbers, Polygon Pets, Oscar Pets, Idris & Pals and Katherine Cromwell Artist.