St Basil’s Homelessness Charity are raising funds to help vulnerable young people by launching their first ever ‘Woof Run’ – a set of obstacle courses for dog owners and their four-legged friends. With several courses on offer that participants are able to choose from:  the 1K (lasting about 20 minutes), 2K (30 minutes), or 3K (40 minutes) and with challenges like the Canine Clamber, Zigger-Zagger and the Paw-Paw, the Woof Run promises to be a fun and entertaining event for all the family to get involved with and is open to everyone. Costing £10 per dog, each pooch will get a medal, car sticker and a finish line picture as a souvenir of the day. Be prepared: you will get muddy!

St Basil’s was formed in 1972 at St Basils Church on Heath Mill Lane in Digbeth and currently supports over 5,000 young adults each year who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness across Birmingham, Coventry, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Wyre Forest.

Barrie Hodge, Head of Fundraising for St Basil’s said:

‘We are very excited to launch our first doggy event in the beautiful surroundings of Brueton Park, we would like to thank Solihull Council for allowing us to use the park and of course all the lovely Solihull folk who have already signed up for the event. Unfortunately, the West Midlands has seen a 42% increase in homelessness since last year and Solihull is among the areas suffering. All the money raised will make a huge difference to the services we run in Solihull and help keep young vulnerable people safe and secure’

The Woof Run will take place in Brueton Park, Solihull from 12.00pm – 3.00pm on Sunday 19th May.

To register and book your space, click here

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