Wendover woofs raise over £2,000 for lymphoma charity

On 20 October, Lymphoma Action held their first ever Muddy Mutts dog walk in Wendover Woods. Over 70 dogs, adults and children took part in the walk that raised over £2,000 for Lymphoma Action, the only charity in the UK dedicated to supporting people affected by lymphoma. The event was also supported by a number of local businesses, including Unique Pets, Pets At Home, Pets Corner and Waitrose who all contributed free dog food and treats, poo bags and water bowls.

Photographer Jonathan Hilder attended the event with his wife Mary and their three dogs Spice, Meg and Willow. Jonathan’s father, Tim Hilder, was one of the founders of Lymphoma Action, along with fellow patients who had also been affected by lymphoma. Jonathan’s mother Felicity also became a trustee of the charity, and was later honoured by the Queen for her work. “It was a pleasure to have attended and photographed the Muddy Mutts event, and we are delighted that it has gone so well” said Jonathan.

Sarah Thorn, Community and Partnerships Manager at Lymphoma Action, added “We’re absolutely thrilled that our first Muddy Mutts charity dog walk was such a success! We would like to thank all of the local businesses who contributed doggy supplies for their support, and of course to everyone who took part for their fantastic fundraising efforts. The money raised will really help us in making sure that no one has to face lymphoma alone.”

We are the only charity in the UK dedicated to supporting people affected by lymphoma. Your support will ensure more families affected by lymphoma receive the best possible information, support and care. With Christmas fast approaching, we have a number of ideas of how you can support us as we head into the festive period. Visit lymphoma-action.org.uk/Christmas for further details!