Jerry Green Dog Rescue is calling for dog-loving runners and walkers to take part in the Lincoln Santa Fun Run or Doggy Dash and raise money for the charity this Christmas.
On Sunday 13th December the 10th annual Santa Fun Run will start from Castle Square in Lincoln at 11.30am and take in the historic Bailgate area of the city.
Organised by Running Imp, the Lincoln Santa Fun Run encourages runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to dress as Santa and raise funds for charities close to their heart.
Participants who would like to bring their dog along can take part in the Doggy Dash, organised by Jerry Green Dog Rescue, which takes on the same course but starts just outside the castle gates.
Amanda Raworth-Hayes, Fundraiser at Jerry Green Dog Rescue, said:
The Doggy Dash is an event where the whole family can get together and fundraise for a good cause.
Grab your Santa outfit, dress up your dog and get ready to hit the trail with thousands of other people getting into the Christmas spirit.
Team members from Jerry Green Dog Rescue centres in Broughton and Algarkirk will be taking part with their own rescue dogs to highlight the needs of man’s best friend, especially at Christmas time.
To coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Santa Fun Run, Jerry Green Dog Rescue is calling for people to consider adopting older dogs, which often face difficulty finding a forever home.
Christmas is the time of year when we need to remind people thinking about getting a dog that they are a big responsibility and will need love, care and support for the rest of their lives.
Adopting an older dog does have its benefits; they will usually be house-trained, socialised and able to follow basic commands. Older dogs still have plenty to offer in the way of fun and companionship and are looking for their second chance.
The Doggy Dash is a great opportunity for us to talk to potential new owners, people looking for guidance and advice and those who want to fund raise to support the dogs in our centres.
Those wishing to take part in the fun run can find out more and sign up via the website: www.lincolnsantafunrun.co.uk/doggy-dash.
To download Doggy Dash sponsorship form please click HERE or contact the Jerry Green fundraising team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01652 650886.
For more information about Jerry Green Dog Rescue, including dogs in the Lincolnshire area looking for forever homes, please visit the website: www.jerrygreendogs.org.uk.