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The Kennel Club calls for dog lovers to step out and make a difference

The Kennel Club is calling for dog lovers all over the nation to step out and make a difference and take part in the Kellogg's Corn Flakes Great Walk 2005.

This new initiative, which was co-founded by ex Kennel Club employee Karen Churches, is set to be one of the biggest charity fundraising events of the year and is designed to encourage the nation to get active and raise in excess of £1 million for numerous charities and good causes throughout the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

In April 2005 Karen Churches will set off on a marathon four month trek from John O'Groats, through Ireland and on to Land's End walking an average 32 km per day, six days per week in an effort to encourage the nation to step out and make a difference not only to their own health but also to hundreds of charities and good causes that will benefit from the sponsorship money they raise. She will be walking approximately 3200 kms in just 128 days!

Between April and September, children and adults of all ages and abilities are invited to join Karen on one of the many 10 km sponsored walks that will be taking place in towns and cities along her route and raise money for a registered charity, community or school project of their choice. Whilst adults in search of a greater challenge are also invited to join Karen on the longer, interconnecting walks which link up the 10 km events.

The Kellogg's Corn Flakes Great Walk 2005 is not a race... it's about getting active, helping others and, most of all, it's about having fun. Furthermore, the Kellogg's Corn Flakes Great Walk 2005 has the potential to become the largest relay from John O'Groats to Land's End ever!

Said Caroline Kisko, Secretary to the Kennel Club, "This is a wonderful initiative and I would encourage dog lovers everywhere to take part in their local event and raise money for either the Kennel Club Charitable Trust or another charity of their choice".

For further information and details of how you can take part in the Kellogg's Corn Flakes Great Walk 2005 please call Media Ambitions Ltd on 020 7229 6610 or visit www.great-walk.org. For further information on the Kennel Club Charitable Trust please contact 020 7518 1029 or www.the-kennel-club.org.uk