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Blue Cross holds annual Felixstowe dog walk

PUBLISHED: 06:08 28 November 2017 | UPDATED: 06:08 28 November 2017

The mayor of Felixstowe, Nick Barber preparing to cut the Blue Cross ribbon. Photo: PAVEL KRICKA

The mayor of Felixstowe, Nick Barber preparing to cut the Blue Cross ribbon. Photo: PAVEL KRICKA

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The Blue Cross has held its annual dog walk in Felixstowe to raise money for the animal charity.

Blue Cross Christmas dog walk 2017 in Felixstowe. Karina Grimwade the manager of the Blue Cross centre with Dorothy who was abandoned in London. Photo: PAVEL KRICKABlue Cross Christmas dog walk 2017 in Felixstowe. Karina Grimwade the manager of the Blue Cross centre with Dorothy who was abandoned in London. Photo: PAVEL KRICKA

The walk had been due to take place earlier this year but was cancelled due to poor weather.

The rescheduled event took on a Christmas theme with both dogs and owners dressing up for the occasion.

Libby with April the rescue dog and Sarah Richardson and Scrumpy the labradoodle dressed to impress at the end of the promenade by the Fludgers. Picture: PAVEL KRICKALibby with April the rescue dog and Sarah Richardson and Scrumpy the labradoodle dressed to impress at the end of the promenade by the Fludgers. Picture: PAVEL KRICKA

The one-and-a-half mile event was opened by Felixstowe Mmyor, Nick Barber and his wife Judy, who cut a ribbon opposite the Charlie Manning amusements.

Despite the cold weather Blue Cross’ Eastern regional community fundraising officer Francesca Baisden was pleased with how the event went.

Blue Cross Christmas dog walk 2017 in Felixstowe. The mayor of Felixstowe, Nick Barber with his wife Judy their son Felix and their dog Max. Picture: PAVEL KRICKABlue Cross Christmas dog walk 2017 in Felixstowe. The mayor of Felixstowe, Nick Barber with his wife Judy their son Felix and their dog Max. Picture: PAVEL KRICKA

“We had a really good turnout around 80 people attended,” she said adding, “it was great to spread awareness.

“We even spoke to people who had rehomed dogs from the centre along the way.”

Blue Cross Christmas dog walk 2017 in Felixstowe. Steve with Bill and Ben (in the pram) so called because when he got them they could fit in a flower pot. Picture: PAVEL KRICKABlue Cross Christmas dog walk 2017 in Felixstowe. Steve with Bill and Ben (in the pram) so called because when he got them they could fit in a flower pot. Picture: PAVEL KRICKA

The centre hope to continue running the walks in the future.

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