When you think of a dog walk, what picture springs into your mind? Man and man’s best friend, rambling through a stretch of quiet woodland, playing fetch? Think again. The Great British Dog Walk – the brainchild of hps Jardine and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People – is here to shake things up.
For the 3rd year in a row, hundreds of dog owners and their four-legged friends are gathering at popular National Trust locations around the country for some serious, en masse dog walking action. Let’s just put that into perspective: that’s hundreds of adorable puppies and pooches, all in one place. We can’t think of anywhere we’d rather be.
Appealing to dog owners, animal lovers and charity enthusiasts alike, the events began in March and will continue until the end of June 2017. To ramp up the family fun even further, each event includes a variety of stalls with gifts, Hearing Dog demonstrations, refreshments and activities.
hps Jardine came up with and managed the concept, led the PR and organisation and played an important part in orchestrating the walks, helping to increase awareness of the charity that transforms the lives of people affected by hearing loss. In 2016, the event sold over 2000 tickets and was supported by celebrity dog lovers including Amanda Lamb, John Barrowman, Rachel Riley and Ben Fogle.
Tickets are £10 for adults and free for children. Each attendee will also get a limited edition doggie bandana and the opportunity to be entered into a Forest Holidays prize draw. Our own in-house pooches, Plum and Bruce, will be doing their part for charity at Hughenden Manor on Sunday 22 April.
We hope to see you there. Sign up to your nearest Great British Dog Walk here.
ARTICLE BY RUPERT WILLIAMSON
MD at hps Jardine. PR, sponsorship and events specialist with an impressive track record in sport and automotive worlds.