Pooches set to raise cash for Hove hospice

Dress up your dog for Pooches on the Prom
Dress up your dog for Pooches on the Prom

Dog lovers are encouraged to dress up their four-legged friends to raise cash for Martlets Hospice in Hove.

The annual Pooches on the Prom event returns on Sunday, March 25, and will see owners and their dogs take on a sponsored walk.

The walk begins from the dog-friendly Big Beach Café at Hove Lagoon at 11am, after prizes have been awarded for the best dressed pooches.

Walks are either to the Peace Statue and back, or up to the Palace Pier.

Registration is £10 per dog, and every pooch taking part gets a medal and a doggy bag.

Clem Hunnisett, from the fundraising team at Martlets, said: “This is the ‘must-do’ family friendly event of the year for generous-hearted pooches and their owners; raising essential funds that will help us to care for our patients and their families.

“It’s quite a spectacle with doggies in debonair tuxedos, full evening dress and superhero outfits; we’ve even had pooches in pretty pink tutus!

“The important thing is that everyone is raising as much sponsorship as they can for Martlets, whilst having a fun time with their four-legged friend.”

For further information or to register telephone 01273 747455 or visit: www.themartlets.org.uk/pooches-on-the-prom