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Spring is in the air, so why not put on your walking boots and take part in Canine Partners annual Bluebell Walk and help raise money to provide more assistance dogs for people with physical disabilities.

The Bluebell Walk will take place on Sunday 6th May at Langford Grove, Nr Maldon, at 11.30am, covering a distance of two miles, which is set amongst 92 acres of picturesque countryside.

There will be a BBQ (included in the ticket price), children’s quiz, merchandise stall, Essex Gourmet ice cream and a cake sale by The Vintage Tea Company. You will also get to see a demonstration with partnerships and puppies about the work of the Charity.

The fundraising event is part of the Charity’s national Bluebell Walk Campaign, which has raised over £100,000 in the past eight years.  All funds raised from this walk will help the Charity to train more assistance dogs to transform the lives of people with disabilities, including wounded servicemen and women in conjunction with Help for Heroes.

The funds raised will help the team in Essex train more dogs to change the lives of people with disabilities like Alison Wyatt from Colchester who has multiple sclerosis.  “Prior to having canine partner Maddy, it was difficult to bend, pick things up and reach far away objects due to being in a wheelchair.  As soon as I met Maddy I felt happiness and love, especially when she came home with me last year.  Day to day she helps me with jobs and moving about that I cannot do.  Life has become so much easier and Maddy has allowed me to be more confident and start to socialise again.”

To take part please contact the Essex Fundraising Office on 0845 209 0750 or visit Entry is £7 per adult, £2.50 per child (under 3’s free) including a BBQ, refreshments and a small memento from the day.


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