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RSPCA Birmingham banks on sponsored walk for funding

RSPCA Birmingham banks on sponsored walk for funding

Posted by: Chris Taylor  Date: 26/10/2012   Category: Latest News

Strap on the leash or dog harness and get walking – that’s the message coming from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ (RSPCA) Birmingham Animal Centre this week.

That’s because the animal charity is gearing up support for a weekend of walking fun that’s due to take place this weekend in Birmingham’s Cannon Hill Park.

Its sponsored walk is being held in aid of RSPCA Birmingham’s ‘Leaps and Bounds Appeal’, which aims to raise three million pounds in 12 months for a new Birmingham Animal Centre and Hospital. Organisers hope the event will raise thousands of pounds when walkers take to the park, pooch in hand, on Sunday.

It’s important that they do raise money too. According to rspca.org.uk, another £600,000 has to be raised to ensure the build will go ahead. Funding must be sought this month too, making the event particularly important.

ITV Central’s weather presenter, Emma Jesson, is a patron of the centre and will be taking part herself come the weekend, birminghammail.net reports.

“I’m a great dog lover so would like as many people as possible to take part in the walk to raise vital funds for the RSPCA,” she said.

The walk will cost entrants £5 per person, although it’s free to enter dogs, so owners are encouraged to bring their dogs en masse.