Walk your dog and help keep air ambulance flying

20 January 2020

Whatever sort of dog you have, you could help save a life just by taking it for a walk this Spring.

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT), is pleased to announce that its popular Heli Hounds event will return on March 1st, and pooches of every size and shape are welcome.

With dogs and their owners walking in support of their local life-saving charity, it’s a great way of spending a day with your four-legged friends. Starting from EHAAT’s Charity Office on Earls Colne Business Park, close to one of the Charity’s two airbases, a delightful three-mile route will take participants through the picturesque grounds of the Marks Hall Estate.

Following the walk, which starts at 10.00am, there will be lots of dog-related attractions to enjoy and stalls to browse. Burnham & District Dog Training will be present with dancing dog demonstrations and ‘how to’ sessions.

There will be a dog show with a selection of classes to enter including; best rescue, best veteran, handsome dog, prettiest bitch, cutest puppy, child’s best friend, little and large, dog/owner lookalike. If your dog looks like you, can do an amazing trick or is a great mover, this is the dog show for you!

Emily Donnachie, Events Manager at EHAAT, said: “Our Heli Hounds walk is a really popular, fun event with hundreds of people and their dogs joining us each year.

“Because EHAAT is a charity, the money raised by events such as this is important in keeping our life-saving service operational. It would be great to see as many people as possible come along with their dogs. You can help save a life just by taking your `pawsome’ pal for a walk and getting sponsored.

“If 300 dog walkers each managed to get £30-£50 in sponsorship money, we could raise over £10,000, enough to fund four life-saving missions.”

Registrations are now open at ehaat.org/events or by calling 0345 2417 690. Pre-registrations for the walk are just £7.50 beforehand or £10 on the day. Entries for the dog show are £1.50 in advance or £2 on the day.

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Donate: Text ‘HELI’ to 70588 to give £5

You will be charged £5, plus your standard network rate. 100% of your donation will go to Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT). By texting, you agree that EHAAT may phone or text you to tell you about our work. If you would prefer not to hear from us again, text HELI NO to 70588.

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales (1108989). Registered company in England and Wales (05397840). Registered address: Flight House, The Business Centre, Earls Colne Business Park, Earls Colne, Colchester CO6 2NS.