Mud Glorious Mud at the Glebe for Bark in the Park

on Tuesday, 06 January 2015.

Nearly 50 dogs led their owners to The Glebe on Sunday for a muddy adventure ahead of ‘Bark in the Park’ – CancerCare’s sponsored dog walk and fun dog show.glebe2

This is the first year the event has taken place in Bowness with dogs of all shapes & sizes plus their owners enjoying a 5k long scenic walk over Brant Fell in Windermere. Everyone who took part received a special doggy bag of treats.

A Fun Dog show with a difference followed on after the walk with prizes and rosettes given out to winners from categories including ‘Waggiest Tail’ and ‘Muddiest Dog’.  The Dog Show was judged by Janet Fox from Oakhill Vets and Stella Norman from Milnthorpe Kennels and Cattery.

Every penny raised from Bark in the Park will help to support local people affected by cancer in the local community. This year’s event has already raised nearly £1,000 for CancerCare with sponsorship money still coming in. Nine year old Chloe Bainbridge and Monty the dog from Windermere managed to raise an impressive £170 ahead of the event.

Chloe Bainbridge

Chloe said, “My gran died of cancer and my aunt was also poorly last year so I really wanted to raise money for CancerCare. I got loads of sponsors including my whole class at school and my teacher. We’ve had so much fun today and Monty also won Most Handsome Dog in the show.” 

CancerCare supports local people whose lives are affected by cancer as well as their families, carers and anyone who has been bereaved by cancer. They offer a wide range of free professional support services delivered by experienced and qualified staff including counselling, hypnotherapy, aromatherapy massage, creative art therapies and exercise classes to name but a few.  The charity also offers a dedicated Children and Young People’s Service for children as young as three.


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