Pooches on the Prom, our much-loved 5k or 8k sponsored dog walk is back on Sunday 23rd June 2019.
The event will start at 10am at the dog-friendly Big Beach Café, Hove Lagoon where celebrity vet ‘Marc the Vet’ will meeting local four-legged friends and judging ‘Mr Brighton’, ‘Ms Brighton’ and the Bravest Dog – in honour of his friend Sean, a local vet who was looked after by Martlets.
Every pooch taking part will receive a well-earned medal and doggy bag as a thank-you for their efforts in helping to raise money for Martlets. Registration is £5 per human and accompanying dogs take part for free as they put their best paws forward and take their owners for an enthusiastic sponsored walkies along the prom. Owners are encouraged to raise sponsorship for their dogs and the event is also an opportunity for owners and their pets to enter into the spirit and dress ‘pup’ as fancy dress is always appreciated to add to the fun!
For many people a pet companion is an important part of their life and contributes to feelings of wellbeing, this is also true of Martlets patients receiving hospice support. Martlets care helps terminally ill people to stay in their own homes and be with their beloved pets and for patients at the hospice, pets are always welcome to visit and special pet therapy (PAT) dogs call in weekly.
Marc the Vet commented
“I love working and living around Brighton and Hove and being part of such a strong community of animal lovers. I’m delighted to be involved with the amazing Martlets who are such an important local charity, to celebrate the support that our four-legged friends give us by having some fun at Pooches on the Prom, and raising some much needed funds too. Really looking forward to meeting everyone – and their dogs!”
Clem Hunnisett, from the Fundraising Team at Martlets said
“Always a favourite event at Martlets we are delighted to welcome Marc the Vet along this year to judge the most stylish dog and join in with the day. We’ve seen pooches in superhero outfits and pink tutus we can’t wait to see what people will come up with this year!
We look forward to seeing canine companions and their owners alike and are very grateful to everyone that takes part in this fun family friendly event raising much needed funds for local patients and their families.”