Round of A-Paws to our Woof for Wilfers
On Sunday 22nd October, we were joined by many dogs and their owners at West Wittering Beach for a 4km sponsored charity dog walk. This saw the triumphant return of the Woof for Wilf event, which hasn’t been held since 2015.
We were joined by over 60 dogs and over 100 owners and their loved ones for this charity dog walk that helped to raise an incredible:
which could help to fund a whole week of support for patients and their loved ones from our Family Services Team.
The morning was beautiful and our amazing team of volunteers welcomed our walkers to the beach. Lots of wagging tails were seen as new furry pals were made, playing in the sand and enjoying the sea breeze. Owners were also all in high spirits, as they met other supporters and their dogs. Throughout the day, we had our brilliant volunteer photographers, Debs and Ralph, snapping some paw-some photos.
A lot of dogs and their owners had also embraced the Halloween theme and joined our fancy dress competition, boasting some incredible costumes. There was a wide variety of costumes, from pumpkin dogs to Ewoks!
Deciding the best-dressed dog and human was a very difficult task as there were so many amazing costumes. In the end, the best-dressed dog went to Chester, who wore a Pumpkin outfit and won himself and his owner Jo two tickets to GoodWoof.
The best-dressed human was Kim in her vampire costume and her dog Skye won second place with his fake knife costume. Third place went to Luna in her tutu and orange bandana .
Once the winners had been decided, everyone headed off for the 4km walk, which took them along the beach and up to East Head and then over the dunes and back down along the beach, walking past some lovely beach huts and back to the starting point.
It was a wonderful day full of sunshine and happiness and it was lovely to get dogs involved with a walk to help the Hospice continue to provide care and compassion to patients and their loved ones.