Ty Hafan - the Children's Hospice in Wales

Registered Charity Number: 1047912
Barry, Vale of Glamorgan

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Hounds for Pounds

Sponsored family dog walk and doggy fun day!

Aug 05 2012

We all consider our dogs to be part of the family, enjoying the companionship, loyalty and down right stupidity of our furry four legged friends.

Whether they are barking at the imaginary intruder or simply chasing their own tails wearing your carpet out, you love them in good times and in bad. There’s little you wouldn’t do for your pooch! Sound familiar? We all love enjoying the good times with our family members and we would do almost anything for them in those times of need that happen once in a blue moon. Families using Tŷ Hafan’s care service have to cope with their life-limited children being in need all of the time and their devotion never stops. They do this without question or complaint; yet none of them are superhuman and it puts a massive strain on their own health and family life. Tŷ Hafan is often considered as part of their family, sometimes described as their “life line” offering comfort, care and support for free, where and whenever it is needed. By raising sponsorship to take part in Hounds for Pounds you will ensure that Tŷ Hafan is there for the many families in your local area.

Where: Margam Country Park, Port Talbot, SA13 2TJ

When: Sunday 5 August 2012

Times: 11:00am - 4:00pm 

Price: £5 per person registration fee (under 16s and dogs go free) plus a minimum sponsorship of £30 for each person taking part. Registration fee includes free car parking and a special doggy gift

Dogs: All friendly dogs and owners are welcome to join us at the event, but there is a limit of two dogs per adult and they must be kept on a lead at all times. Aggressive/on heat dogs are asked not to enter

Route: There will be a gentle route covering three miles and a harder route (steep incline but worth if for the fantastic views) covering 3.5miles. If that’s not enough, you can  always do a couple of laps!

We will have fun competitions and stalls on the day from groomers to pet suppliers meaning a great opportunity for you or your children to get to know your hound better and maybe win a prize or two. There will be food and drink available as well but you could always bring along a picnic.

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Event Type

Active & Health – Walking

Event Address

Margam Country Park, Port Talbot, SA13 2TJ

Event Contact Details

Claire Power

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