Charity Dog Walk on the Knavesmire

7th Charity Fundraising Dog Walk on the Knavesmire, Sunday 5 May 2019, 11am

Ready to go!

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’.

Jonathan with Henry

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 or download the KYP poster here. Also take a look at the Purple Pages entry in the directory here.

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