Calling all dog-lovers and Wigan Warriors fans! Come and join in the fun dog walk at Haigh Woodland Park, Wigan (School Lane, Haigh, WN2 1PE) and help raise money for the Warriors Community Foundation and Dogs for Good.
For just £5 per adult you can help two great local charities working hard to help people in the community and enjoy a family-friendly, fun walk with your four-legged friends. Warriors star players have been invited – Michael McIlorum has confirmed he’s coming with his dog – and Dogs for Good clients with their assistance dogs, plus volunteer puppy socialisers will be there with their pups and young dogs.
Wigan Warriors Community Foundation delivers a wide range of projects to meet community, educational and health needs. By using the famous Wigan Warriors ethos and links to the players, it has delivered some great local projects for local groups, including raising awareness of older men’s health issues and helping run street games for young people in disadvantaged communities.
Dogs for Good trains life-changing assistance dogs supporting adults and children with a range of disabilities and autistic children, therapy dogs working in special educational needs schools and with adults with autism. There are currently 33 Dogs for Good assistance dogs supporting adults and children with a disability and 24 volunteer puppy socialisers in the North West.
Mike Wearden, Wigan Warriors Community Foundation Fundraising Manager, says:“We’re excited to be working with Dogs for Good, which does a fantastic job training its amazing assistance dogs, to raise awareness and support for both our charities.”
Alix Davies, Dogs for Good’s North West Fundraiser, says:“Dogs for Good’s profile in the North West is rapidly growing and we’re receiving brilliant support from new fundraisers, speakers and volunteer puppy socialisers. We’re delighted to be working with the Wigan Warriors Community Foundation, which gives such great support to a range of local projects.”
Earlier this year Wigan Warriors supported Dogs for Good’s North West puppy socialiser appeal centre in a highly successful volunteer puppy socialiser appeal when players met some of the charity’s cute young dogs at the training ground.