There were dogs of every shape and size, some in superhero suits and all of them helping to raise money for Brian House Children’s Hospice. A huge thank you to the 250 pooches who made Bark in the Park such a massive success.
The sunny weather brought dogs and owners out in force and it was fantastic to see them all enjoying the atmosphere of our 5km sponsored walk, trying the agility course, meeting other owners or just sitting in the sun and sharing an ice cream.
There were giant Newfoundlands and tiny Yorkies, athletic hounds, pretty pugs and a few poodles. Some dressed as superheroes, which is the theme of Children’s Hospice Week.
Though Bark in the Park isn’t a race, first home was Amy Bennett with her dog Bella and they were followed by a colourful procession of pooches and owners, who then had the chance to watch an agility demonstration and visit a variety of doggy-themed stalls.
Teenager Michael Willacy started the event on behalf of Brian House, and his dog Oscar completed the course. It was great to see so many members of staff and Trinity volunteers taking part.
Collette Goodwin, event organiser said: “It was lovely to see so many participants. The weather was perfect and we hope to have raised about £7,500 for Brian House. A huge thank you to everyone who took part and to the local businesses who supported us.”