7th Charity Fundraising Dog Walk on the Knavesmire, Sunday 5 May 2019, 11am
For the last six years York charity organisation ‘Keep your pet’ (KYP) has organised a fundraising dog walk on the Knavesmire, & this is now a firm fixture in dog-owners’ diaries. Last year’s event was selected as one of the Lord Mayor’s charities & attracted record numbers, with nearly 150 dogs & owners taking part. The event raised almost £2,000, which was divided between the three Lord Mayor’s charities.
Jonathan Cowap of BBC Radio York, famous for his irrepressible enthusiasm, will again be Master of Ceremonies. Jonathan has been a keen supporter of KYP since its launch in 2012 & his help has been invaluable. As in previous years Jonathan, who has no dog of his own, will walk a dog called Henry, with whom he has become firm friends.
There will be cakes, savouries & hot drinks on sale, stalls selling books, crafts & toys, competitions including ‘waggiest tail’, ‘sit for a sausage’ & ‘dog most like their owner’, a dog agility course for all comers, spot prizes, a tombola, & live music provided by local group ‘Dynamics’.
Chair of KYP Keith Martin said:
“This is our major event of the year & we rely on it to raise funds for our work. It is always an enjoyable day, with a lovely atmosphere & all the dogs behave impeccably. Numbers are growing year by year & our supporters travel from a wide area.”
Walkers can register from 10.15 and there will be events taking place from then until the start at 11am. Entry fee £5.00 per dog or family. The entrance is from Knavesmire Road, near the Racecourse buildings (YO23 1EX). Walkers can do any distance they wish and will be given a completion certificate.
If you’d like to know more about Keep Your Pet, visit the website www.keepyourpet.co.uk or download the KYP poster here. Also take a look at the Purple Pages entry in the Bishopthorpe.net directory here.