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How far are you prepared to go to help?
- how about 100 miles!

Next week sees the count down to the 100 mile walk by OUR DOG editor Bill Moores and Kennel Club General Committee member and Charitable Trust trustee Bill King who on May 6th will tackle the West Highland Way from Glasgow to Fort William. After the finish of the walk on Friday May 14th they will be travelling back via the Scottish Kennel Club show.

They aim is to raise £10,000 for the Kennel Club Charitable Trust but more importantly to raise awareness of the charity.

The Kennel Club Charitable Trust (registered charity no. 327802) was established in 1987 and since its inception, grants totalling just under two million pounds have been disbursed to a variety of deserving causes such as research projects, veterinary surgeon and nursing bursaries, specialists studies and canine charities.

Every penny that is raised goes directly to the Trust, ensuring that our canine companions and people within the canine field enjoy the maximum benefit.

There are three distinct aims of the Trust:

1. To promote the advancement of education and science by furthering research into canine diseases and hereditary disorders.
2. To promote dogs as therapeutic and practical aids to humans.
3. To promote the relief of suffering of dogs who are in need of care and attention.

Says Kennel Club secretary Caroline Kisko, ‘the Kennel Club Charitable Trust is pleased to donate much needed funds to the benefit of our canine companions. Donations are made to fund research, nursing bursaries, specialist studies and to support canine charities. Since its inception in 1989, the Trust has dispersed grants totalling more than £750,000, with over £122,000 donated in the 2002 alone.’

If you would like to support the KC Charitable Trust and the many canine charities it supports and support Bill Moores and Bill King’s efforts there are a variety of ways to achieve this, either by standing order, deed of covenant, credit card or by cheque.

If you would like further information please contact Mrs Mary Wetherell, the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, 1 Clarges Street, Piccadilly, London, W1Y 8AB, tel: 020 7518 1029.

Alternatively donations can be handed in to The Kennel Club or the OUR DOGS stands at shows clearly marked ‘West Highland Way Walk’. A running total of all monies raised will be published in OUR DOGS.

Every penny counts - your club or your society
can also donate. How far will you go to help?