Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice is hosting its first ever Bark in the Park event for dog owners and families on 22nd April 2018 at Heaton Park – with 200 pooches expected to attend.

Guests will be able to get involved in lots of dog-themed activities – including a dog fancy dress competition – and family entertainment. The activity is all concluded with a group 3km walk around the park.

Not only will there be stalls selling perfect pooch gifts and items, there will also be human refreshments, face painting and games too.As well as a dog show, there will be activities to test the dogs’ agility, speed and skill.

Bark in the Park opens at 11.30am, with the dog fancy dress competition and dog show starting at 12 noon. The mass dog walk will start at 1.30pm.

Entry is £5 per dog, which includes a doggy bag. Humans are free. The dog show and fancy dress competition is £2 per entry.

All money raised will go towards Forget Me Not’s new children’s hospice, Grace’s Place, which is opening in Radcliffe, Bury later this year. The charity has already started providing a Hospice at Home service. Once the children’s hospice has opened on Dumers Lane, they will be able to offer in-house and overnight care for the 650 children and their families with life-shortening conditions who live in Bury, Rochdale and Oldham.

Helen Latham, senior fundraiser at Forget Me Not, said: “We can’t wait to welcome dog owners and families to our first ever Bark in the Park event in April. We’ve got loads of great activities and entertainment planned for the day and come rain or shine it will be a brilliant opportunity for people in the local community to come together and have fun in the fresh air with their dogs – all while supporting a very worthy cause.”

People who would like to attend shouldregister via the Eventbrite page. People can also turn up and pay on the day.


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