On your marks, get set, Doggy Dash!

If you’re looking to shake up your Sunday morning stroll with your four-legged friend then look no further as we introduce the ‘pawsome’ 5K Family Doggy Dash!

This all-new charity running event, hosted by John Taylor Hospice, is fun for all the family and canine companions – and all in aid of a good ‘paws’.

The Doggy Dash will be held in the scenic settings of Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens on Sunday 29 September at 10.30am.

“We are so excited to launch this new fundraising event for dog owners and their families,” said Emily Boate, Community and Events Fundraising Manager at John Taylor Hospice. “The Doggy Dash is the pawfect fun-packed way to spend your Sunday with fellow dog lovers.

“The event will be non-competitive with a relaxed atmosphere so you can pick your pace. And, when you cross the finish line, you and your pooch will be presented with a Doggy Dash medal in recognition of your achievements!

“Whether you run, jog or walk the 5K route, by putting your best paw forward you’ll be raising vital funds for local families and helping to ensure hospice care and support is always there for people – when and where they need it.”

Doggy Dash tickets are priced at £10 per adult and £6 for children. Children under the age of two go free. Family tickets – for two adults and two children – are priced at £30. Registration fees include entry to the event and access to the beautiful gardens until 4.30pm that day.

Emily added: “We can’t wait to welcome lots of families and their best buddies to the event on 29 September. So, please join us for a fun jog with your dog and sign up for your ticket today – you’d be barking to miss out!”

To sign up visit www.johntaylorhospice.org.uk/doggydash or call the John Taylor Hospice Fundraising Team on 0121 728 6739.

The team is on hand to make sure your fundraising experience is a walk in the park so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need support. You can contact the team on the number above or by emailing [email protected]

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