Patrons: Bill Beaumont, Mark Lawrenson & Tisha Merry Reg Charity No: 512186

Bark in the Park

Pet pooches of all shapes and sizes turned out to give their woof of approval to our doggy-themed family fun day.

Nearly 200 dogs took part in the 2.5 mile sponsored walk around St Catherine’s Park and Lostock Hall, raising vital funds to support our work.

The event, held in the hospice grounds for the first time this year, featured a host of other attractions including jaw-dropping displays from Preston Agility Dogs and a series of competitions in categories including Waggiest Tail and Most Handsome Dog.

Visitors could also meet beautiful rescue Huskies and adorable trainee Guide Dogs, as well as four incredible Newfoundlands who are regulars at the famous dog show Crufts.

Britain’s Junior Miss Eli Westwood was also in attendance, and set the walkers off on their way, as well as staff from Preston’s Superpet Warehouse who donated the goodie bags handed out to dogs on finishing and provided the first prize for the Best in Show award.

Emma Jacovelli, Head of Community Engagement, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to all of our four-legged friends and their owners who came out to support Bark in the Park.

“It was wonderful to see so many different breeds of all shapes, sizes and ages gathered together in our grounds and enjoying the stalls and attractions. Events like these are so important to St Catherine’s – not only to do they raise important funds to help us provide our specialised care, they offer an opportunity for our community to come together and enjoy a day out, all while supporting their local charity.

“Special thanks also go to all the stall holders and volunteers who ensured the day ran smoothly, and of course to Ian Routh and Preston Agility Dogs for all their help.”


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