VIDEO: Walk for Wadars launch

Worthing town crier Bob Smytherman launched Walk for Wadars on the seafront this morning.

Monday, 18th April 2016, 12:06 pm
Updated Monday, 18th April 2016, 1:10 pm
Worthing town crier Bob Smytherman joins charity representatives to launch Walk for Wadars

He joing representatives from the animal rescue charity at Worthing Pier to launch the call for people to sign up for the annual fundraising event.

Billy Elliot, Wadars’ animal rescue officer took along Archie the Staffordshire bull terrier to help raise awareness of the charity’s work.

He said: “Walk for Wadars is a great way to support our work with wildlife and companion animals, while enjoying the great outdoors.

Worthing town crier Bob Smytherman joins charity representatives to launch Walk for Wadars

“The route along the prom is flat and suitable for young and old alike and we have been informed that it will also be low tide during the morning of the walk, so part of it can be done along the shoreline as long as people don’t mind getting sand in their shoes.”

The sponsored walk on Sunday, May 15, will start on Goring Greensward, adjacent to Sea Lane, at 10am. It is a five-mile stroll suitable for the whole family, to Worthing PIer and back.

There is an option to walk on the beach as far as Heene Road, or walk along the promenade the whole way.

The aim is to raise awareness and funds for Wadars (Worthing and District Animal Rescue Services), with a prize for the adult and child who raises the most sponsorship.

Worthing town crier Bob Smytherman joins charity representatives to launch Walk for Wadars

To request a sponsorship form, email [email protected] or call 01903 247111.

Every year Wadars rescues and rehabilitates more than 1,500 birds and wild animals, and rehomes around 500 companion animals.

The charity hopes people will take their dogs on the walk, too, and the first 30 dogs on the day will receive a doggie goodie bag. All participants will receive a certificate and rosette.

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