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Call to paw-ticipate in dog walk for good cause

Call to paw-ticipate in dog walk for good cause

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 4:12pm 19th September 2018. (Updated at 4:58pm 19th September 2018)

Pooches and their owners are invited to join a walk along the Cornish coast to raise funds for research into brain tumours.

The event, which will raise money for the Brain Tumour Research charity and Brain Tumour Support, is sure to get tails wagging as amblers will stroll four miles from Marazion beach to Penzance.

The Great Western Dog Walk will be supported by Derek Thomas MP, who is hounding up residents in his constituency, St Ives and the Isle of Scilly, to join in. 

"I’m extremely excited to be supporting The Great Western Dog Walk and can’t wait to meet everyone and their pooches.

"It promises to be a fantastic event for the whole family and those on the amble will take in some of Cornwall’s finest views, while raising much needed funds for Brain Tumour Research and Brain Tumour Support.”

Derek Thomas MP

It will take place on October 6.

Throughout 2018, Derek has chaired an enquiry led by the All-Party Brain Tumour Group, investigating the social and economic impact of a brain tumour diagnosis.

Brain Tumour Research funds dedicated UK Centres of Excellence, where scientists are focused on improving outcomes for patients and, ultimately, finding a cure.

The registration fee for the walk is £6 for adults and this includes a free pasty, a drink at the finish and a goody bag for every dog.

The event is supported by Great Western Railway, St Aubin Estates, The Rotary Club of Penwith and Derek Thomas MP.

"The Great Western Dog will be an exciting and fun way to get the whole family and their pets together, while raising money for a fantastic cause.

"We are extremely grateful for Derek’s support and are encouraging everyone and their doggies to come along and take in the spectacular Cornish coast.”

Michael Thelwall, Head of Community Fundraising at Brain Tumour Research

To register for the event or to find out more visit this website.

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