Beatson Cancer Charity’s annual Paw Walk is returning for its third year as part of National Dog Week.
It follows last year’s event which raised an amazing £15,000, which helps support cancer patients and their families across the west of Scotland.
Dog owners are invited to take part in Paw Walk activities between 19th-25th September and can also enter their four-legged friends in our competition to become our next Beatson Ambassadog.
People are invited to join in by walking anywhere with their dog at any time and covering any distance during National Dog Week.
Everyone signing up will receive a Beatson t-shirt to wear on their walk and our Tier 2 sign ups include a Beatson Tartan dog bandana too.
Beatson Cancer Charity is also hosting a Paw Walk event at the end of National Dog Week at West Brewery for furry friends to meet together while raising funds for charity. This will take place from 11am-3pm on Saturday 24th - Sunday 25th September.
We will also be running our annual Ambassadog competition alongside Paw Walk activities. Our current Ambassadog, Milo, has been a fantastic support for our charity. He was entered by his owner, Erin Phairs from Irvine in Ayrshire, after Milo supported her over the years following the cancer treatment she received as a child.
PICTURED: Milo, Beatson Cancer Charity's Ambassadog 2021-22
Erin said: “It’s been such an amazing experience. Being able to spread the word and he’s able to use his wee face to help promote the Beatson – it's been amazing.
“I would say to anyone with a dog to definitely enter the Ambassadog competition, it’s so worth it – just the chance to be able to help the charity in any way and if nothing else, it’s fun just to enter.”
Dog owners can send us pictures of their four-legged friend who they can’t imagine life without. Our Beatson Ambassadog will help with fundraising activities and become the face of our flagship Off the Beatson Track event for 2023.
Everyone who signs up to the Paw Walk will receive a treat provided by Creature Comforts, who will also be donating goodies for our Hamper Raffle at our Paw Walk event at West Brewery.
Charlene Low, corporate partnerships fundraiser at Beatson Cancer Charity, said: “Our dogs are just wonderful.
“Everybody who has a dog knows how important they are. I couldn’t live without my dog – she's my everything and has got me through so many hard times - as has Milo, our current Ambassadog with his lovely owner Erin.
“We all know how important dogs are in our lives and how special they are so we just want more dogs to become involved and make a difference to those facing cancer.”
If you and your dog want to take part, all you need to do is sign up for the Paw Walk on our website.
To enter our Ambassadog competition, please send pictures in your Beatson t-shirt and their dog in a Tartan Dog Bandana and tag us on social media. You can also email videos and pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries for the Ambassadog competition must be in by 6pm on Sunday 25th September and the winner will be announced on Tuesday 27th September.