Dogs descend on Audley End in the name of charity
PUBLISHED: 12:18 22 March 2017 | UPDATED: 08:20 23 March 2017
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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.
Support4Sight charity dog walk
The team from Mercer and Hughes kindly supporting the event. Photos: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY
Riverlily Working Dogs in a calm moment before their display.
Maisie the working Cocker with Peter & Heather Robbie - aiming to be first to finish the circuit.
Happy walkers on the home straight.
Walkers not far from the finish.
Sarah Jordan and family with Snoop dog (and a couple of curly photo bombers!)
A stately stop. Happy walkers.
Tyler Start and his family striding it out.
Tyler Start, seven, with his mum Nikki and supportive family members, walking his dog Jimmy, pause for a picture in front of Audley End house
Oh dear- what happened there?!!!
Tyler Start, seven, with Jimmy his two-and-a-half-year old Jack Russell/Chihuahua cross dog. With Nikki Start, Sam Lewis and little Freya Lewis, ten-weeks-old, preparing for the charity dog walk.
It was all a bit too much for one pooch. Time for a quick picture in front of Audley End House.
Carole and Graham Routledge from Rickling Green let newly retired guide dog Vince take part in an off duty role. Graham, who has 5% vision / tunnel vision, will take on a new guide dog soon whilst Vince will stay with them as a family pet.
Support4 Sight Madeleline Cassidy listening out with their mascot.
Event organiser, Natalie Emuss with S4S mascot
Obedience - waiting for the command. Riverlily Working Dogs group in action.
Tyler Start letting Mercer and Hughes check that Jimmy has his microchip in place.
The smallest disrupts the largest.
Performing the very best 'sit'
Caught off balance as the rosette is handed out.
Delighted to be a winner.
Delighted Sarah, Ted and Erica Jordan, with Snoop the dog - judged best in show.
Newly retired guide dog Vince, waiting patiently to go for a walk.
One last raffle ticket before the finish
Deborah Peacock with Cavapoo Freddy, Harry Peacock, Susan Buttress with Cockerpoo Barney, David Buttress, Andrew Carter, Sara Carter with wire haired Fox Terrier Ted.
Itching to get going, Crunchie, Mistletoe (mum) and Monty
A big cheer from everyone involved in the S4S charity dog walk. Photos: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY
Young and keen. Walkers set off from the Minature Railway at Audley End.
All the S4S volunters, with Natalie Emuss (centre)
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.
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.”