10th March 2020

    Where’s Wally?

    The annual Paws 4 Pilgrims fundraising dog walk will take place on Sunday 29 March in Deal. Tara Baltera from Margate with her daughter Lily are taking part, they will be walking Wally, the 5-year-old Dalmatian on the 5km walk along Deal’s beautiful coastline.

    The gorgeous spotty dog is a rescue dog from Dalmatian Welfare and belongs to Tara’s friend Paul who will be joining them for their Sunday morning stroll to support end-of-life care within the local community.

    By supporting our event you are helping to raise important funds and to help people to live well in every moment.

    Karen Kenward, Pilgrims Hospices

    Tara said: “We don’t have a dog ourselves and Lily loves dogs; we often take Wally out for walks, she’s wonderful company and enjoys lots of exercise, so it’s good for all of us.

    Lily and Wally


    “We enjoy supporting local good causes and this particular event is always such a lovely day. We always stay for the dog show after the walk and have a number of rosettes to show for it! Lily enjoyed winning dog most like its owner.”

    Lily and Wally at Paws 4 Pilgrims

    The walk takes the dogs and their walking buddies along the Deal coastline towards Walmer before returning. After the walk, there’s a fun dog show with lots of classes for furry friends to take part in. Could your dog be the ‘fastest sausage catcher’?

    Come along and watch, there will be refreshments and stalls to enjoy too, it’s a great day out for the whole family.

    Karen Kenward, Pilgrims Community Fundraising Manager at the Thanet hospice said: “It will be great to see Wally and her friends again this year.  There are lots of our regular Paws 4 Pilgrims supporters registered and many new to the event too.

    “By supporting our event you are helping to raise important funds and to help people to live well in every moment.”

    You can register to take part here or come along and register on the day.

    Event information

    8.30am: Registration opens

    10.30am – 12pm: 5k walk along the Deal coastal route

    12pm – 3.30pm: Fun dog and agility shows

    Entry prices

    Early bird entry (closes 15/03/2020)

    12 years and over: £8 / 11 years and under: £4 / Family: £20*

    Standard entry (closes 22/03/2020) and on the day entry

    12 years and over: £10 / 11 years and under: £6 / Family: £30*

    Family entry includes two people of 12 years and over plus two people of 11 years and under.

    Fun dog and agility shows

    There will be a fun dog and agility show after the walk, which dogs can be entered into for £2 per class or £1 per class for those who have entered the walk.

    Each year Pilgrims supports hundreds of local people coping with a life-limiting illness and their families. The charity offers a range of services; from care on its wards, in people’s own homes and through the Wellbeing Programme held in Pilgrims Therapy Centres.

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