Charity walk for blooming lovely Pollok

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IT’S time to stop and smell the flowers at Pollok country park this weekend for a fundraising Bluebell Walk.

The event, hosted by Canine Partners, sets off from the car park at 11am on Sunday.

A leisurely mile and a half, the route is paved and suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs – allowing all abilities to take part.

Canine Partners provides specially-trained assistance dogs for people with disabilities, and has managed to raise £120,000 over nine years from its national Bluebell Walk campaign.

All funds raised will train more dogs to assist service users with day-to-day tasks – from dressing to unloading a washing machine.

Scottish fundraiser Dale Gormley commented: “Pollok country park is the perfect location for a great spring walk and we’re hoping for a fabulous turnout on the day.

“As a charity we receive no government funding and rely on support from the public, so this is a great way to raise money for a worthwhile cause while enjoying a relaxing day out with the family – and your pet dog is welcome too.”

Entry is £5 for adults and £2 for children under 10 – to find out more, contact Dale on 01786 447208 or email scotland@caninepartners.org.uk.