PAT Dog of the Year Marnee will be supporting the sponsored dog walk at Burrswood in Groombridge later this month.
Marnee a Golden Retriever from Crowborough was crowned Pets as Therapy Dog of the Year at a ceremony at Crufts earlier this year.
Her owner Noel Austin and Marnee go into residential homes, hospices, and hospitals in the local area. Visits from pets give people a real boost and can help break down barriers sometimes experienced in institutional settings. Staff and patients at Burrswood were among others who nominated Marnee to receive the honour of PAT Dog of the Year.
Noel is helping to organise the event in conjunction with staff at Burrswood hospital. Marnee will be there to raise the profile of Pets As Therapy and helping with the dog tombola.
Money raised will go to the two charities. Burrswood Hospital offer palliative, respite care and end of life care.
All walkers receive a certificate and a goody bag!
Refreshments available and there will be specialists artists present so you can arrange for a pet portrait of your dog.
Call 01892 865982 for more information or download the registration form and sponsorship form attached at the bottom from the Burrswood website: www.burrswood.org.uk.