Well our latest sponsored walk on Sunday 28th March 2010 was a great success.
We had 11 well behaved dogs walking including the star of the day Sylvester – more about him later.
Everyone was delighted the rain held off , it was a very pleasant walk starting from The Little Theatre then first along Meadfoot Beach( even the tide was out- anybody would think we planned this !!) then up Ilsham Valley, on then up through the woods and finally along Lincombe Drive and back to The Little Theatre for some much needed refreshments.Everyone had a great time despite the early start due to putting the clocks forward and over £250 was raised on the day with the final figure expected to be around an AMAZING £300 when all the money is collected in.
The star of the day was undoubtedly Sylvester a 3 legged Chinese Crested Hairless dog belonging to one of our Volunteer Fundraising team Kim Dixon, he looks very frail and fragile as you can see from the photo but he is obviously tougher than he looks.
WELL DONE SYLVESTER!
THANK YOU to all those who took part, all the volunteers who helped out on the day and everyone at The Little Theatre for making their facilities available to us and for providing the refreshments
Sylvester had suffered with a heart condition for a long while ,was getting progressively weaker and weaker so sadly on the 6th May 2010 his owner Kim made the difficult decision to ask the vets to relieve his suffering and put Sylvester to sleep. It was a very sad occasion for Kim and for all the staff at the welfare clinic who had cared for Sylvester and grown to love him. Thank you for everything Sylvester, for being such a wonderful character and we all hope you enjoy life in doggy heaven.RIP