Bluebell bash at Pollok raises £3,000

Big Bluebell Walk and Fun Day in Pollok Park
Big Bluebell Walk and Fun Day in Pollok Park

Walkers stepped into spring and enjoyed the Big Bluebell Walk and Fun Day to raise more than £3,000 for assistance dog charity Canine Partners.

The fundraiser took place at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall and included a walk within the beautiful grounds of Pollok Country Park on Sunday, May 8.

The event was sponsored by The Pets ‘n’ Vets Family, a network of neighbourhood veterinary practices with surgeries around Glasgow and surrounding areas.

All funds raised from this event will help Canine Partners to train more assistance dogs and transform the lives of people with disabilities, including wounded servicemen and women.

Dale Gormley, Community Fundraiser at the Charity, said: “Everyone had a great time strolling through the bluebells and enjoying craft stalls, a raffle, tombola and a selection of delicious cakes at our pop-up Bluebell Café. We even gave a demonstration showcasing some of the tasks our dogs can carry out for their partner.

“It was a really great day and raised lots of awareness for Canine Partners. We are grateful to everyone who supported us.”

Canine Partners provides specially trained assistance dogs to help people with disabilities such as opening and closing doors, undressing, pressing buttons, retrieving items, unloading washing machines, taking card and cash from ATMs and other everyday tasks that disabled people find difficult, painful or impossible to do for themselves.

To find out more about Canine Partners or to donate visit caninepartners.org.uk/donate.