Agria Charity Dog Walk raises over £35,000 for animal charities across Europe

After a pandemic pause, the Agria Dog Walk returned for 2022 on 21st May, raising over £37,000 for animal charities and their amazing causes across the continent.

Here in the UK, Brits raised just over £10,000 for a selection of animal rescues including Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

The international initiative saw walks taking place simultaneously across Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway and Sweden with more than 18,500 dogs taking part.

In the UK, over 800 dogs and their families took part, with Adam Henson, Cotswolds farmer and rural TV Presenter, hosting a 4km circular walk around Waddesdon Manor, one of the country’s loveliest National Trust sites.

The day was packed with entertainment for the whole family, including have-a-go agility, a rock choir, bubble artist and face painters, plus demonstrations illustrating how to teach dogs tricks or whizz around an agility course. Attendees also learnt how Hearing Dogs For Deaf People make such a difference to the deaf community with a live demonstration.

Vicki Wentworth, CEO, Agria Pet Insurance, says: “It was very heart-warming to be surrounded by so many lovely dogs and their equally lovely families – some of which had travelled across the country to get involved and help raise funds for such fantastic causes. The teams involved pulled off such a wonderful day out and to top it all off, we are so proud to confirm that it was a carbon-neutral event! We can’t wait to do it again in 2023!”

“We are delighted that Agria chose to support us with its Dog Walk this year. All funds raised will go directly towards helping us care for and rehome our animals,” says Iain Atkin from Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary.

“We had so much fun and it was all for such a good cause! The money raised at the Agria Dog Walk will allow us to train more life-changing hearing dogs who help deaf children and adults to leave loneliness behind and reconnect with life.” Says Darcy Power from Hearing Dogs For Deaf People.

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