Dogs descend on Audley End in the name of charity

PUBLISHED: 12:18 22 March 2017 | UPDATED: 08:20 23 March 2017

A big cheer from everyone involved in the S4S charity dog walk. Photos: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

A big cheer from everyone involved in the S4S charity dog walk. Photos: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

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Around 50 dogs were walked around Audley End Park at the weekend to raise money for a Saffron Walden sight charity.

The inaugural dog walk took place on Sunday morning (March 19) to raise funds for Support4Sight, and such was its success, organisers say it will become an annual event.

The dog walkers started from Audley End Miniature Railway and circled Audley End Park with views of Audley End House and its estate.

Following the walk, participants were treated to a gun dog display from Riverlily Working Dogs, which was followed by a dog show.

One of the youngest walkers was Tyler Start, who walked with his dog Jimmy and has raised £150 in sponsorship.

Caught off balance as the rosette is handed out.Caught off balance as the rosette is handed out.

Tyler’s mum, Nikki, said: “He absolutely loved the walk, the display and seeing all the dogs at the show. He likes to do bits for charity and wanted to do this after someone spoke at his beavers group.”

Support 4 Sight’s community fundraiser Natalie Emuss said: “It was a fantastic day and fun was had by all. We are so grateful to all the dogs and their owners for taking part and early indications show that we have raised in excess of £1,300.

“Thank you to Audley End Miniature Railway, Stort Vets, Mercer and Hughes and Stalley’s Barn for sponsoring this event.”

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