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Bark for Life returns to Rushcliffe Country Park

There will also be lots of stalls selling doggy, pet and outdoor items as well as Cancer Research UK merchandise.

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On Sunday 17th May 2020 the 8th Bark For will take place at Rushcliffe Country Park to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Bark For Life is a 5km sponsored dog walk through the beautiful Rushcliffe Country Park. The walk follows the pathways so is suitable for dogs of all ages.

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Throughout the day there will be lots of activities for your dogs to take part in including a dog agility course, a canine photographer as well as a fantastic Fun Dog Show, with categories for pooches of all shapes and sizes and even a special round for the most charitable pooch.

There will also be lots of stalls selling doggy, pet and outdoor items as well as Cancer Research UK merchandise.

The cost for registering a dog is just £6, which includes a free bandana, and once registered each dog owner will receive a sponsor form so they can collect sponsorship from family, friends and colleagues as well as an information pack.

Advance registration is highly recommended and at the end of the walk, each dog will also receive a goody bag containing lots of treats to thank your pooch for taking part and raising money for Cancer Research UK. There will also be prizes for the top three most charitable dogs.

Bella Slater, Bark For Life Organiser said: “This will be our eighth Bark For Life event this year and each year we aim to grow bigger and better and raise more money for Cancer Research UK, this is a charity very close to not only our lives but everyone else’s too. Cancer affects a lot of families and friends and we enjoy doing our bit year after year to help put a stop to it. Let’s bite cancer where it hurts!.”
Cancer Research UK’s vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Over the last 40 years, cancer survival rates in the UK have doubled. In the 1970s just a quarter of people survived for five years or more but today half of all cancer patients will survive for ten years or more. And Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of this progress.

Cancer is a disease of vast complexity and there is much yet to learn and that is why Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate progress and see three quarters of patients surviving the disease by 2034. However this will only be achieved thanks to the support of individuals and groups, like the Bark For Life. In total the event has raised a staggering £50K to help fund research that is and will continue to save lives here in Nottinghamshire and beyond.

If you would like more information about Bark For Life Nottingham please contact Bella Slater on 07908 545118 or email barkforlife@outlook.com.

To register your dog please visit www.nottinghambarkforlife.org.uk

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