Countryside estate plays host to dog walking fundraiser for health trust

Tamsin Harris with Basil. Picture: Thomas Chapman

Tamsin Harris with Basil. Picture: Thomas Chapman - Credit: Archant

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

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

Gemma Waterman with her dog, Barley. Picture: Thomas Chapman - Credit: Archant

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 Chapman

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

“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 Chapman

Bee very much enjoyed her walk in the countryside. Picture: Thomas Chapman - Credit: Archant


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“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 Chapman

Sue and Bob Woolnough with Kenzie. Picture: Thomas Chapman - Credit: Archant

Rosie Downing (top) with Amy Debenham, Sam Downing (middle), Daisy Downing (bottom) and their dog, S

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

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

Visitors were treated to a beautiful sunny day. Picture: Thomas Chapman - Credit: Archant

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

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

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

Paws in the Park is held at the estate every year. Picture: Thomas Chapman - Credit: Archant

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

Roy Dunning and Janna Hicks with Titch and Freddie. Picture: Thomas Chapman - Credit: Archant

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