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Can you sponsor James?

Someone who is going to be busy raising money for charity os James Hewitt who is doing a sponsored walkies-athon! Here are the details:



Darlington dog lover James Hewitt is planning to raise money for his local Dogs Trust rehoming centre by going for the ultimate walkies next month. In just 12 hours he will take a minimum of 100 resident rescue dogs for a one-on-one walk around the rehoming centre’s fields, covering a distance of at least 50km in just one day.

25 year old James, who works as a Canine Carer at Dogs Trust Darlington, will undertake the challenge on 13th April and is appealing for fellow dog lovers to sponsor him via his Justgiving page

James explains:

“I’ve set myself this challenge for several reasons. I’m obviously a big dog lover and want to raise money for our canine residents, but I also want to highlight the fact that Dogs Trust Darlington has lots of volunteering opportunities, including dog walking. We would never ask people to cover 50km or walk 100 dogs in one day though!

My work at the centre is quite physical and I’m already responsible for walking around 20 dogs a day, but I’ve started training for the event and am stocking up on plasters for the big day.”

Dogs Trust Darlington cares for around 120 dogs at any one time. For more information on Dogs Trust, James’ challenge or if you are interested in volunteering please contact the centre at Hill House Farm, Sadberge, Co Durham, DL2 1SL or call 01325 333 114.


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