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Hair and Hounds Sponsored Charity Dog Walk Raises £1193

by lydiah / last updated November 8, 2019

Hair and Hounds dog walk

A fundraising event for the two and four-legged was brought together by the business partners Gary Hooker and Michael Young for their charity walk Hair and Hounds.

The sponsored walk was organised in their bid to raise money for charities supporting these two areas, The Hair and Beauty Charity and the Dogs Trust.

This pioneering pets and people walk attracted 50 dogs and 55 owners and was held at Exhibition Park, in Newcastle, raising a phenomenal £1193.

Gary comments,“The team and our amazing clients really entered into the spirit of the event, we had incredible support with the venue, we sold t shirts that we had designed to raise extra funds.

The t shirts were made in the colour purple of hair and beauty charity, with two designs so people could choose either a logo of a bulldog or Great Dane with a quiff. Our area manager and mascot for the day even dressed up in a doggy body suit! It was great to do this, and we are going to make it an annual event for these two deserving charities that are close to our hearts.”

Sam Grocutt, from Hair and Beauty Charity says “We are so grateful to the Hooker and Young team for their incredible energy in putting this event together, it would be brilliant to see this become a national event as we know so many hairdressers are pet lovers too, so maybe this is the start of something big for Hair and Hounds. We will make every penny count of our share of this generous donation to improving lives of hairdressers and their families.”

All well-behaved pets (and owners) went back to the Wylam Brewery afterwards for chilled prosecco, courtesy of Gary and Michael.

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