Event was one of a Virbac-sponsored series across the country being held to raise cash to train more puppies to help people with hearing difficulties.

 

The Suffolk leg of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People’s Great British Dog Walk, sponsored by Virbac, has taken place at Ickworth Park near Bury St Edmunds.

Participants could choose between a 3km or 8km walk at the Suffolk event.
Participants could choose between a 3km or 8km walk at the Suffolk event.

The venue welcomed 447 walkers and 280 dogs, who could choose an 8km or 3km trail, and the Virbac companion animal team turned out in force to support the event.

Proud

Andrew Connolly, head of marketing for companion animals at Virbac, said: “It was wonderful to see so many walkers and such well-behaved dogs.

“The Great British Dog walk is a fantastic way for people to enjoy their dogs and raise money for an excellent cause, which Virbac is proud to be associated with. We really enjoyed the walk.”

Gill Yeates, national fund-raising manager at Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, said: “We are delighted so many people attended The Great British Dog Walk at Ickworth, and that the lovely weather held out for us.”

More dogs

She added: “We are extremely grateful for Virbac’s kind support of The Great British Dog Walk and to all those who put on their walking shoes for a good cause – this will ultimately help us train more clever dogs to change the lives of deaf people.”

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