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Charity Dog Walk

We would love you to join us for a:



Sunday 18th October 2015 at 10am 

RSPB Fairburn Ings, Castleford WF10 2BH


Raising Funds for Dogs for the Disabled 


Meet a working assistance dog and Emmerdale actress Michelle Hardwick who is currently playing Vanessa the vet


Free Entry, voluntary donations or sponsorship greatly received.


To register your participation please contact 0113 2867108 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Useful Info:

We will be walking on the Riverbank trail, this is a four mile walk that will take around two hours. As an alternative the shorter Discovery trail is a flat trail great for pushchairs and wheelchairs. In October we will be able to look out for Kingfishers and Great Crested Grebes.


There is a car park with 100 spaces adjacent to the visitors centre, there is a charge of £2.50 for parking. RSPB members and blue badge holders can park for free. In the visitors centre there is a drinks machine selling hot and cold drinks and they sell sandwiches, cakes and pies. For more information about access and facilities at RSPB Fairburn Ings please visit their website


About Dogs for the Disabled:

This is a life-transforming charity, creating exceptional partnerships between people living with disability and specially trained assistance dogs. Through practical assistance a dog can offer freedom and independence to children and adults with physical disabilities and children with autism. The main breeds used are Labradors and Golden Retrievers (and first crosses of the two) but they use other breeds as well. The dogs help by picking up difficult to reach things, they help people to get dressed and undressed. They can turn lights on and off and assist with physiotherapy activities and can even load and unload the washing machine. 


Five best things about children’s assistance dogs (according to the children who have assistance dogs) 

1) My dog makes me laugh

2) People talk to me now

3) I don't get scared at night

4) I don't feel lonely anymore

5) I have a best friend 


We look forward to seeing you on Sun 18th October



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