Leeds fundraiser is no shaggy dog story

Marie, Bill, Chris and Claire Robinson with children Maya Robinson and her friend Annabel Fisher with Bumble at Golden Acre Park
Marie, Bill, Chris and Claire Robinson with children Maya Robinson and her friend Annabel Fisher with Bumble at Golden Acre Park
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Animal lovers from across the city went the extra mile for charity when they stepped out for their wintry walkies yesterday.

As part of Bark in the Park they escorted a record number of pampered pooches and messy mutts around Golden Acre Park in Bramhope and Temple Newsam Park to raise much-needed funds for St Gemma’s Hospice in Moortown, Leeds.

St Gemma's Bark In the Park at Golden Acre Park.

St Gemma's Bark In the Park at Golden Acre Park.

Over the past 14 years, hairy hounds and their two-legged friends have helped to raise £113,000 for the charity and organisers were hoping this weekend’s event would raise a further £18,000.

Emily Clark, fundraiser for the hospice said: “It’s a wonderful atmosphere, with every pooch and person having a great day out whilst raising money to support the vital work of St Gemma’s.”

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