Is your Essex canine cute enough to lead the St Clare Hospice Winter Walkies fundraiser?

PUBLISHED: 15:58 02 January 2019 | UPDATED: 16:18 02 January 2019

Last year's winner, Milo with his owners

Last year's winner, Milo with his owners


Is your pooch positively perfect? Is your dog dazzling? Is your cuddly companion the cutest? Is your furry friend the fairest of them all? Then why not enter them into St Clare Hospice’s Cutest Canine Competition.

The winner will officially launch the hospice’s annual 5km Winter Walkies countryside walk on Sunday, February 24 and will win a hamper of doggy goodies and the coveted title of St Clare’s Cutest Canine.

St Clare events fundraiser, Emma Broadbent, said: “We have been running the doggy photo competition as part of our Winter Walkies event for the past five years and have had an overwhelming response. Last year’s contest drew hundreds of votes to make Milo, the Cockapoo puppy from Harlow, the overall winner.”

She added: “We know how much people love their pets, so this year we hope the competition will be just as successful and we can’t wait to see which top dog will be voted St Clare’s Cutest Canine.”

To enter the competition: Register for the Winter Walkies event at

Email a picture of your marvelous mutt and a brief description of your pet (including name, breed and age) to by noon on Friday, January 18 to go forward to the public vote.

Encourage your friends and family to vote for your pet when the gallery of all the competition entrants is published on the St Clare Facebook page on Monday, January 21.

The dog that receives the most ‘Likes’ when voting closes at noon on Friday, January 25 will be named the winner.

Winter Walkies starts at 11am at at St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood Road, Hastingwood, Essex, CM17 9JX.

All entrants to the Cutest Canine Competition must have registered for Winter Walkies 2019 in order to be eligible to enter. Registration costs £10 for adults and £5 for children, which includes free soup, dog rosette and certificates for children.

This year’s event is sponsored by Epping-based vets, Forest Veterinary Centre.

For more information and to register, call Emma Broadbent on 01279 773754, email or see

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