Charity dog walk at Audley End to raise money for visually impaired

PUBLISHED: 13:32 01 March 2017 | UPDATED: 13:32 01 March 2017

Natalie Emmus and Karen Garrodd from Audley End promoting the charity dog walk. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Natalie Emmus and Karen Garrodd from Audley End promoting the charity dog walk. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

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A charity dog walk is being held on Sunday March 19 to raise money for Support 4 Sight which helps some 4,000 people a year who are blind or visually impared.

The charity has joined forces with Audley End Miniature Railway, which is opening its grounds, for dog walkers and their families for this special event. The walk will start from Audley End Miniature Railway and circle Audley End Park with views of Audley End House and estate.

Registration is now open for advance bookings priced at £10 per dog or £15 on the day.

All the dogs and owners who take part will receive a fundraising pack with a sponsorship form and a goody bag. Dog owners will receive a complimentary hot drink. There will be stalls, refreshments and a dog show on the day. There will also be a prize for the best-dressed human.

Support 4 Sight’s community fundraiser, Natalie Emuss, said: “We are very excited to be holding our first ever dog walk and hope lots of people will come along.

“We would like to thank Audley End Miniature Railway, Stort Vets, Stalley’s Barn and vets Mercer and Hughes for sponsoring this event. It’s going to be a fantastic dog walk in lovely Saffron Walden surroundings.”

The charity provides information, support and advice to people with sight loss, to support them to remain independent. Support4Sight has a resource centre, in George Street, Saffron Walden and offers home visits and a telephone service throughout Essex. Volunteers will be available on the day of the dog walk to offer information and advice.

For more information on how to register for the dog walk, contact Support4Sight on 01799 523700 or email fundraising@support4 sight.org.uk.

Support 4 Sight is currently seeking donations towards a building appeal and if you can help the Charity, contact Natalie Emuss on 01799 523700 or by email at fundraising@support4sight.org.uk.

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