Dogs invited to take part in charity walk

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Four legged friends and their owners are invited to take part in a huge charity event later at a picturesque county house later this summer.

Dogs can be taken on the Walk Ten at Boughton House at the event on Saturday, September 1, which raises funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Damon Boughen, volunteer at the Northamptonshire fundraising office is going and taking his dog Murphy along on the night, and said: “I think Murphy is looking forward to the event as much as I am.

“He’s already collecting some money on his very own doggy sponsor form and we are looking forward to taking an evening stroll around such a beautiful area for a fantastic cause, we can’t wait to show our support for the wonderful work Marie Curie nurses do.”

The event includes access to beautiful landscaped gardens on the walk’s route, and it has live music and picnicking, all to raise vital funds for the local Marie Curie Nursing Services, who provide end of life care to terminally ill people in their own homes in this area.

The walk sets off at 7pm with registration starting at 6pm. Registration costs £10 and includes a Walk Ten t-shirt for the event and fundraising pack.

Children under 16 and dogs don’t need to register but can still take part on the night and children can collect sponsorship.

If you want to register on the night it will cost £20, with under 16’s and dogs going for free.

It costs the charity £20 an hour to provide one hour of nursing care to a patient in their own home and £180 for a full evening shift starting at 10pm.

This year this event is targeted to raise £33,000 for Marie Curie Nurses.

People can register at www.mariecurie.org.uk/walkten or contact Edwin Turnham on 01604 442313 for sponsorship forms.