The organisers of the Big Dog Walk series have announced the 2020 Virtual Dog Walk – the World Big Dog Walk Challenge, which will take place across the month of September 2020.
With support from the likes of Gemma Atkinson, Carley Stenson and Michaela Strachan, who will all be getting involved with their own dogs, the 2020 event is aiming to raise thousands of pounds for dog charities without compromising the participants’ safety.
Dog walkers from all over the world will complete their walks independently, choosing to walk wherere and with whoemer they like, and getting involved via the their website. Participation is free and all money raised will go directly to charities that support dogs in need.
Nicole Cooper, Managing Director of the Big Dog Walk series, says, “2020 has been a tough year for humans and dogs. Dog charities have been suffering throughout this world heath crisis and so we are asking our pawsome dog walking community to get out and about in their own environment – should that be in a field near your house or even around the block on your regular walkies – and pledge a distance you and your pup will walk during the month of September to raise money for the dogs we all love.
“According to The Institute of fundraising, charities are expecting a 24% reduction in total income for the year, which equates to a £12.4 billion loss, in total (between 23rd March and the 12th May). This loss of income could potentially devastate many animal charities, where lives are often, quite literally, hanging in the balance. The World Big Dog Walk aims to make a difference, by calling upon the dog walking community to come together to raise valuable funds for man’s best friend”.
Organisers are aiming to hit a total of 40,075km – the circumference of the Earth. Dog walkers can make pledges to walk a certain distance or raise a target amount for one of the canine charities featured on the website, or a charity of their choice, examples include Pets as Therapy, Mayhew or Streetvet.
To sign up, visit the Big Dog Walk website.