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Countryside estate plays host to dog walking fundraiser for health trust

PUBLISHED: 14:28 20 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:35 20 May 2018

Tamsin Harris with Basil. Picture: Thomas Chapman

Tamsin Harris with Basil. Picture: Thomas Chapman

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Hundreds visited a seldom seen private estate for a gathering dedicated to dog walking.

Gemma Waterman with her dog, Barley. Picture: Thomas ChapmanGemma Waterman with her dog, Barley. Picture: Thomas Chapman

Dogs and humans alike enjoyed exploring Ditchingham Estate today as part the biannual Paws in the Park, an event raising money for All Hallows Healthcare Trust.

The trust, which provides a wide range of care services, relies heavily on public donations to sustain its activity.

The Ditchingham Estate grounds are seldom seen by members of the public. Picture: Thomas ChapmanThe Ditchingham Estate grounds are seldom seen by members of the public. Picture: Thomas Chapman

“Dog walkers love getting together and seeing other people’s dogs, so it’s nice to do it for charity,” said Alison Harris, who works for Paws Indoors Mobile Vet

Earl Ferrers, who once again gave permission for the event to be held on his estate, added: “This event provides the community with an opportunity to visit and see what we’re doing on the estate.

Bee very much enjoyed her walk in the countryside. Picture: Thomas ChapmanBee very much enjoyed her walk in the countryside. Picture: Thomas Chapman

“It’s great that people are able to take their dogs for a walk in a part of the countryside that wouldn’t otherwise be seen, and it’s a privilege that they want to come here.”

Sue and Bob Woolnough with Kenzie. Picture: Thomas ChapmanSue and Bob Woolnough with Kenzie. Picture: Thomas Chapman

Rosie Downing (top) with Amy Debenham, Sam Downing (middle), Daisy Downing (bottom) and their dog, Spud. Picture: Thomas ChapmanRosie Downing (top) with Amy Debenham, Sam Downing (middle), Daisy Downing (bottom) and their dog, Spud. Picture: Thomas Chapman

Visitors were treated to a beautiful sunny day. Picture: Thomas ChapmanVisitors were treated to a beautiful sunny day. Picture: Thomas Chapman

Michelle Foot and Karen Bedingfield with Ezra, Jack, and their dogs, Bee and Sid. Picture: Thomas ChapmanMichelle Foot and Karen Bedingfield with Ezra, Jack, and their dogs, Bee and Sid. Picture: Thomas Chapman

Paws in the Park is held at the estate every year. Picture: Thomas ChapmanPaws in the Park is held at the estate every year. Picture: Thomas Chapman

Roy Dunning and Janna Hicks with Titch and Freddie. Picture: Thomas ChapmanRoy Dunning and Janna Hicks with Titch and Freddie. Picture: Thomas Chapman

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