A big thanks to everyone's generosity and time for our first charity dog walk on Sunday 3rd November 2019 at the National Trust Downs Banks, Staffordshire. It was great to see so many people there and we are very grateful for all of the kind donations made to Paralimni Dog Pound, Cyprus.
Becky Wilshaw of Blis Cakes For All Occasions has kindly split the money generated from the delicious cupcakes and us. Half has gone to her chosen charity of Make a Wish Foundation and the other half will be sent with our donations to the Pound in Cyprus.
Donations are still coming in, but on the day of the walk we're pleased to announce that we’ve raised £200!!
It's always a risk organising events outside as we head into the winter months, but we were certainly very lucky with the weather. Although it was very muddy from the recent heavy rain, we were grateful that it stayed dry and the sun even made an appearance.
Cyprus Charity Dog WalkThe volunteers at the Pound held their own dog walk at the same time as us on Sunday 3rd November too and they raised a whopping 680 Euros!!
The team at the charity are overwhelmed with everyone's support and Linda Thomas, a volunteer at the pound commented;
"Oh my goodness, thank you so very much Sarah and Carl and everyone in the UK who supported the walk for Paralimni dog Pound. What an amazing emotional day! Teamwork at its absolute best. My hear is swollen with love and I'm so thankful to everyone who made this happen."
The Pound receives new dogs almost daily and money generated from the walk will go towards, food, shelter, vets bills and helping the dogs to reach their forever homes.
We follow the Pound's Facebook page and have regular updates about the new dogs arriving, fundraising successes and the dogs freedom flights. Take a look to find out more about their charity dog walk at the weekend and the dogs looking for their forever homes. Click here.
Why the a dog charity in Cyprus we 'hear you think'? Read why we've chosen to support the Paralimni Dog Pound here.
Still time to donate
The money raised will help to make a real difference with every penny of the funds raised from the event going to the charity to help them look after the dogs for years to come. If you haven't already donated and you would like to support them you can submit your contribution by clicking on the logo below.
A Winter Walk
We appreciate everyone taking the time to be part of the event. It was great to be able to meet so many new acquaintances and to have a tremendous catch up with others. We thoroughly enjoyed walk and it was remarked by everyone that they had too! Another walk has been requested by all and we'll be in touch soon with details about a Christmas walk very soon.
Take a look at some of the best bits from the ramble...
Here are some images from the Paralimni Pound Walk which took place along the coastal path in Kapparis, Cyprus.