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6th Jul, 2022

Solihull's Woof Run raises funds for homeless charity

Sarah Mason 7th Apr, 2022

DOZENS of dogs descended on a Solihull park to complete an obstacle course and raise money for charity.

West Midlands-based charity St Basils held its annual fundraising Woof Run at Brueton Park in Solihull, with almost 100 dogs taking part.

Pet owners paid to enter their four-legged companions to compete over a particularly muddy course which incorporated natural and man-made obstacles, with the event raising funds for the charity which helps people aged 16 to 25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Steve Rainbow, the charity’s events manager, said: “It was a really successful event and everyone – dogs and owners – seemed to enjoy the day.

“The Woof Run is actually more of a walk than a run and has a mixture of man-made obstacles and natural hurdles in the beautiful surrounds of Brueton Park’s nature reserve and meadows.

“The course is about 2.5km long and all participants got a Woof Run medal and a special photo at the finish line.”

Veterinary support for the event was supplied by 608 Vets, which has practices in Solihull, Bentley Heath and Acocks Green, and clinical director Deborah Hope said she was delighted to be on hand to support such a worthwhile cause.

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