Take the lead and help raise funds for Canine Partners

Karen Donald  pictured with her canine partner, Gooch.
Karen Donald pictured with her canine partner, Gooch.

Southsiders have been urged to help raise funds for a very worthy cause.

The Big Glasgow Bluebell Walk and Family Fun Day, in aid of Canine Partners, takes place on Sunday, May 8 at midday.

Gather your friends, family, colleagues and community groups for an afternoon of fun for all ages at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall.

There will be craft stalls, raffle, tombola, face-painting and much more, including a fully accessible sponsored walk around the beautiful grounds of Pollok Country Park.

The walk and family fun day – sponsored by The Pets ‘n’ Vets Family, starts and finishes at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall.

Your four legged friends are very welcome and can take part in the dog mini obstacle course.

The pop-up Bluebell Café will be serving tasty afternoon tea, and the Canine Partners team will give a demonstration showcasing some of the tasks dogs can carry out for their disabled partners.

The money raised will enable Canine Partners to continue its work in training assistance dogs to help people with physical disabilities, such as opening and closing doors, undressing, pressing buttons, retrieving items and other everyday tasks that disabled people find difficult, painful or impossible to do for themselves.

Dale Gormley, community fundraiser for Canine Partners, said: “We had such a fantastic day last year and we’re looking forward to another great event. Come along and enjoy our family friendly Big Bluebell Walk and support a charity which really is life-changing.

“We do not receive any government funding and rely solely on donations so the money you raise will help create more canine partnerships, transforming the lives of disabled people.”

The charity’s national Big Bluebell Walk campaign has raised more than £168,000 in the past 12 years.

All funds raised from this walk will help the charity to train more assistance dogs and transform the lives of people with disabilities.

Tickets are £6 per adults and children can attend free of charge.

To register for this event please visit caninepartners.org.uk/event/the-big-scotland-bluebell-walk/ or call 01730 716013.