Picture Gallery: Canine Partners Big Bluebell Walk 2015

  • Canine Partners celebrates its 25th anniversary this year
  • Trains dogs which transform the lives of disabled people
  • Bluebell Walk raised more than £1,200
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THE Big Heyshott Bluebell Walk raised more than £1,200 for assistance dog charity Canine Partners.

The walk, which took place at the charity’s centre in Heyshott, had a turnout of 140 people with dozens of dogs.

All funds raised will help Canine Partners to train more assistance dogs and transform the lives of people with disabilities, including wounded servicemen and women.

Holly Bryan, events and charity coordinator, said: “It was a lovely event which raised awareness for Canine Partners in its 25th anniversary year.

“Everyone had a great time strolling through the bluebells and enjoying a raffle, tea and cake in the sunshine. It was a really great day.”

Canine Partners chief executive Andy Cook said: “We do not receive any government funding and rely solely on donations so the money will help create more canine partnerships, transforming the lives of disabled people through our amazing assistance dogs.”

Easebourne Brownies and Rainbows also took part in the walk in order to get their Growing Up Wild badge. They rambled through the beautiful woods and finished with tea and cake with Canine Partners doing a short demonstration of the dog training regime.

Murphy enjoying his morning in the bluebells in Heyshott. Picture by Kate Shemilt

Murphy enjoying his morning in the bluebells in Heyshott. Picture by Kate Shemilt

It was a lovely event which raised awareness for Canine Partners in its 25th anniversary year. Everyone had a great time strolling through the bluebells and enjoying a raffle, tea and cake in the sunshine. It was a really great day.

Bluebells. Picture by Kate Shemilt

Bluebells. Picture by Kate Shemilt

Martin Smailes with his Canine Partner Keith taking part in the fundraising walk.Picture by Kate Shemilt

Martin Smailes with his Canine Partner Keith taking part in the fundraising walk.Picture by Kate Shemilt

Walkers enjoying their stroll through  the woods and raising money for Canine Partners. Picture by Kate Shemilt

Walkers enjoying their stroll through the woods and raising money for Canine Partners. Picture by Kate Shemilt

Walkers enjoying their stroll through  the woods and raising money for Canine Partners. Picture by Kate Shemilt

Walkers enjoying their stroll through the woods and raising money for Canine Partners. Picture by Kate Shemilt

Victoria Burchett-Vass, and Jane Burchett-Vass with Murphy and  Milo enjoying their walk through the woods. Picture by Kate Shemilt.

Victoria Burchett-Vass, and Jane Burchett-Vass with Murphy and Milo enjoying their walk through the woods. Picture by Kate Shemilt.

Murphy enjoying his morning in the bluebells in Heyshott. Picture by Kate Shemilt.

Murphy enjoying his morning in the bluebells in Heyshott. Picture by Kate Shemilt.

Murphy enjoying his morning in the bluebells in Heyshott. Picture by Kate Shemilt.

Murphy enjoying his morning in the bluebells in Heyshott. Picture by Kate Shemilt.

Brownies Leah Mayhew, seven, and Tilly Raishbook, seven, with Ellie. Picture by Kate Shemilt.

Brownies Leah Mayhew, seven, and Tilly Raishbook, seven, with Ellie. Picture by Kate Shemilt.

Spare Bluebells. Picture by Kate Shemilt.

Spare Bluebells. Picture by Kate Shemilt.