January 7th 2018This was a lot of firsts for BRoW4.The first event of the year.The first time we have organised an event at Hinchingbrooke Country Park.The first time that we have been able to have stalls, both indoors and out. And yet again, we are proud to say another success. The first Sunday of the New Year Dog Walk , has been one of our favourite events , a few members of the BRoW4 team own dogs and we like to get them to socialise with others, and what better way than to organise a dog walk. For the past three years we have organised the event around Earith near St Ives. Due to the success and the amount of dog walker who joined, it was suggested to move somewhere bigger. After talking to Alexandra West, the manager of the Countryside Hall, it was agreed to move to Hinchingbrooke Country Park. BRoW4 attend local community events and mentioned to a few fellow stall holders if they would be interested in having a stall at this first at Hinchingbrooke Country Park event. We were overwhelmed at the response. We had stall both indoors and out selling everything from ribbons and bows for little girls to toys for the child within us. Sweets for the humans and treats for the dogs. Accessories for the dogs and some for their owners. Jams and preserves plus some amazing pickles and chutneys. There was so much for the dogs and owners alike. Owners walking around the park were coming in after saying hello to the Cromwell Vet gazebo who were there to advise on basic first aid for the dogs.
After having a hot sausage roll and a mug of soup the owners and their dogs were ready to go on one of four, two mile guided dog walks through the forest and mud. Everyone appeared to enjoy themselves. A few owners were happy with the Sitting Pretty Mobile Dog Grooming Parlour being on hand to make their dog lovely and clean. The weather though fresh was pleasant for the walkers, a little muddy in places but that is to be expected on the first week of January. A brilliant day was held by all plus Dogs Trust, Canine Partners, Medical Detection Dogs and Therapy Dogs Nationwide all received a very welcoming cheque from the proceeds of this event.
Hello, as always it’s not just about attending events, old and new as you can see below, to raise funds to go to our nominated charities. Our comparatively small committee have regular meetings to discuss and plan which future events we should attend, arranging for new stock for our stall, new ideas of how we can make more impact with the public and so on.