March 8, 2015 6.12 pm This story is over 104 months old

Dogs put best paw forward for charity in Lincoln

Paws 4 a Cause:Lincoln dog owners and their furry friends took on a sponsors walk for charity. See the group in action.

Dog owners and their furry friends took on two, four and six mile routes in Lincoln in order to raise money for end of life care charity St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.

The second annual Paws 4 a Cause event set off from Woodcocks at Burton Waters near Lincoln at 9.30am on Sunday, March 8.

Charity walkers and 68 four-legged friends had gathered sponsors before the event, and their £5 registration also gave them a doggy-bag to take with them along the walk.

Some joining in the action also took the opportunity to dress up for the occasion.

Lincoln pet grooming service Room to Groom even launched their own photo competition on Facebook, which raised £275.00 toward the cause.

St Barnabas is an independent, local charity caring for over 8000 people a year who are living with a life-limiting illness in Lincolnshire. 

It supports adults who have complex symptoms and pain which needs to be controlled by St Barnabas’ team of specialist health professionals.

Ben Petts, Community Events Fundraiser for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said: “Last year we had such a positive reaction from our local community that we just had to bring Paws 4 a Cause back for a second year. In total we raised £2,000 and we are hoping to top that figure this year.”

Update Monday, March 9: St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice revealed that a total of £2,941.85 was raised at the event.