Dog owners across the UK are being invited to take a Walk in the Dark this October to raise money for the charity Medical Detection Dogs.
Collarways, Intellidogs and local dog walking group, Big Walkies via Twitter earlier this year, developed the idea of Walk in the Dark. Walk in the Dark events aim to highlight the importance of visibility when dog walking, especially when the nights draw in at autumn time.
Big Walkies are organising A Walk in the Dark in Cambridgeshire. Becca and Jackie (Directors) say, “It will be a great way to get those who love dogs together for a fun, sociable event, whilst raising essential funds for a very good cause.”
Walk in the Dark Cambridgeshire will take place on Saturday 15th October from 5pm - 6pm. Hinchingbrooke Country Park has kindly agreed to host the event.
In order to raise maximum funds Big Walkies are suggesting a £1 donation per dog.
Medical Detection Dogs trains specialist assistance dogs to help save the lives of people with medical conditions such as type 1 diabetes and Addison’s disease. The charity’s first achievement was successfully training dogs to sniff out cancer in human urine samples.
There is a 50 per cent increase in road accidents involving dogs during the winter months and many of these could be easily avoided if dogs were more visible to road users.
Cambridgeshire Police have given the following advice in regards to safety in the dark:
All participants will receive a goody bag. These have been kindly sponsored by: