Bluebell walk in aid of dog charity

A trainee puppy takes it easy amongst the bluebells
A trainee puppy takes it easy amongst the bluebells

A SPRINGTIME bluebell walk to raise cash for Canine Partners will take place at Arlington over Easter.

The event will help the charity continue training dogs for people with disabilities.

Walkers wanting to enjoy the spring flowers will be able to support then Canine Partners on Friday, April 6 (Good Friday) and April 7.

Arlington Bluebell Walk, Woodland Anemone and Farm Trail are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. They will open from April 6 to May 13 with walks available from 10am to 5pm daily. The walk will be closed Monday, except the Easter Bank Holiday.

The Arlington Bluebell Walk has dedicated two days to Canine Partners, which provides specially trained assistance dogs to help people with disabilities.

On these two days, volunteers for the charity will provide refreshments, to raise money for the cause.

There are eight different walks of varying distances to choose from including a wheelchair accessible route which has several seats along the way for a rest.

A children’s quiz is available for the little ones, and dogs on leads are warmly welcomed too.

The fundraising event is part of the charity’s national Bluebell Walk Campaign, which has raised more than £100,000 in the past eight years.

Walk organiser Ruth Narracott said, “Last year was the first time Canine Partners was one of Arlington Bluebell Walk’s nominated charities, and it proved very successful.

“We raised almost £2,000, so we are thrilled to be invited back again and hope to better this total.”

For more information on the walk call Ruth Narracott on 07764 823 501.

Entry is £4 for adults, £3.50 for senior citizens and £1.50 for children. A family ticket for four people is also available at £10. For further information visit www.bluebellwalk.co.uk.