On Sunday 18th March 2018, Chesterfield-based Ashgate Hospicecare are hosting a sponsored dog walking event as ‘Woofs and Wellies’ returns for another year of tail-wagging fun!
The walk, which is kindly sponsored by Dunston Lodge Dog Boarding & Grooming, will set off from Ashgate Hospicecare at 10am and will take participants around the beautiful Linacre Reservoirs before reaching the finish line, where your mucky pups will receive a special goody bag and medal!
Beth Cole, Events Fundraiser at Ashgate Hospicecare, said “Here at the Hospice we know how important pets are to our patients, especially their dogs.
We really want local people to all come together on the 18th, to make friends and help raise vital funds for our patients across North Derbyshire. It’s such an enjoyable day and I can’t wait to see everyone there.”
Every person who signs up to the Woofs and Wellies event is helping to bring vital hospice care to families like Lucy’s. When Lucy was only 15 years old, her dad, Tony, was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Lucy said, “My dad was receiving hospice care at home, but it became clear he needed 24/7 care and so he came into the Inpatient Unit.
At the Hospice, our family were able to rebuild many of the bonds that were strained over the years by the stresses of care-giving. Ashgate Hospicecare allowed us to make the last days count and to still create memories. I was able to be a daughter again and my dad was able to be a dad. He was able to leave this world in the way he wished; pain-free and in peace with my mum, his best friend, by his bedside.”
There is still plenty of time for you to sign up for this year’s Woofs and Wellies Event. To sign up and for more information, please visit https://www.ashgatehospicecare.org.uk/events/woofs-and-wellies/ or contact the Hospice’s events team on 01246 233404.