Bark, the herald angels sing.. Festive dog parade to raise funds for Gloucestershire charity
By James Young | 5th November 2019
Four-legged Festive fun will be the order of the day at the first ever Christmas Dog Parade run by the Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.
The event, which is being organised by hospice volunteers and supported by charity Scamps, takes place at the hospice on Sunday, December 1 at 10.30am.
Both dogs and their owners are asked to wear something festive and take part in the short parade against the backdrop of the historic Grade II* Listed hospice building.
Each dog taking part will receive their very own bespoke rosette, while their owners can keep warm with delicious food from The Woozy Pig and coffee from Kings Shots Coffee.
Miss Gloucester, Tamsin Grainger, will be judging the event and there will be prizes available for the best-dressed dogs and owners.
Paulette Vallois is organising the event and will be attending with her daughter, Julia Thom, Grandson Henry Thom and three year old Shih Tzu/Poodle cross, Murphy.
She said, "We already have our matching outfits planned for the Christmas Dog Parade, which is the first ever one for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.
"I am really looking forward to seeing pet pooches dressed as Santa's little helpers, Father Christmas and Rudolph as well as seeing the colourful knitted Christmas jumpers I'm sure many of our furry friends will be sporting."
"We're a nation of dog lovers, so I hope lots of people will come along for a brilliant day out with their four legged friends.
"We have a set number of spaces for the parade, so spaces are available on a first come first come basis and must be pre-registered online before the day."
Registration is £5 minimum donation per dog, with all funds going to Sue Ry
der Leckhampton Court Hospice and its expert and compassionate palliative care and bereavement support.
To register your dog for the Christmas Dog Parade in support of Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice visit https://christmasdogparadeforsueryderlch.eventbrite.co.uk
Registered dogs are asked to arrive at 10.30am before the parade start at 11am and bring proof of registration with them. There is not the opportunity to sign up dogs on the day.
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