A Darlington dog lover plans to raise money for his local Dogs Trust rehoming centre by going for the “ultimate walkies” next month. James Hewitt aims to walk 100 resident rescue dogs in just 12 hours, covering at least 50km.
A Darlington dog lover plans to raise money for his local Dogs Trust rehoming centre by going for the “ultimate walkies” next month. James Hewitt aims to take a minimum of 100 resident rescue dogs for a one-on-one walk around the rehoming centre’s fields, covering a distance of at least 50km in just 12 hours.
He explained: “I’ve set myself this challenge for several reasons. I’m obviously a big dog lover and want to raise money for our canine residents, but I also want to highlight the fact that Dogs Trust Darlington has lots of volunteering opportunities, including dog walking. We would never ask people to cover 50km or walk 100 dogs in one day though.
“My work at the centre is quite physical and I’m already responsible for walking around 20 dogs a day, but I’ve started training for the event and am stocking up on plasters for the big day.”
Dogs Trust Darlington cares for around 120 dogs at any one time. For more information on Dogs Trust, James’ challenge, or if you are interested in volunteering, contact the centre at Hill House Farm, Sadberge, Co Durham, DL2 1SL. Alternatively, call 01325 333 114.