WE NEED YOUR HELP AGAIN ...
Durham's annual Easter Egg Run is happening again this Easter Sunday.
This is a hugely popular event that will again see hundreds of motorcyclists riding from Durham to Darlington Memorial Hospital and then back to University Hospital of North Durham, where they will deliver Easter eggs and toys to the respective children's wards, and raising a generous amount of money for nominated charities.
This is actually a hugely popular national initiative, supported by motorcyclists from all backgrounds, with a common goal of making Easter a bit more enjoyable for the children who can't be at home to enjoy the festivities.
We at the Dog Support Unit have, for a long time, enjoyed a good relationship and affiliation with this event, and a few of the unit are regulars at the Easter Egg Runs.
With this in mind, a few of the 'PawsUp' gang will help in keeping the tradition going by helping and supporting the hosts of this years event.
We want your help by donating whatever you can, and promoting the event however you can.
The link below is a dedicated FaceBook page set up by this years chief organiser - Tony Hudspith.
Please share this link with all your friends and followers and help us spread the word.
Every year, the public's generosity ensures that literally hundreds of Easter eggs are donated, but we are always keen for other donations such as toys and cash that can sometimes be used to better effect for the children's wards and also local children's charities.
The 'PawsUp' gang will be at the meeting point (Tesco;s, Dragonville, Durham) where we are hoping to have some hot and cold drinks for sale.
We will have a few of the dogs with us, so whether you're taking part in the ride or not .. come and say hi and donate something for a truly great cause.
Details of how and where to donate your gifts can be found on Tony's FaceBook page (link above)
Please drop off your Easter eggs / toys / donation (voluntary) at any of your local Police stations, including HQ reception at Aykley Heads or with us at the Dog Support Unit.
Make sure all items are clearly marked for the 'Dog Support Unit (DSU) Easter Event' so that we can collect them easily at various times throughout the next couple of weeks.
If possible, please drop us a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us where you have left your gifts.
Many Thanks in advance, and here's looking forward to brightening up Easter weekend for some poorly kids.
IT'S BACK ... !! For it's 3rd year, DogWise returns to Houghall College Campus on Sunday 17th May. 10am - 4pm.
Come down and enjoy the fun, with lots to do and see. Loads of trade stalls, dog related displays and more .. (including the Durham Police Handlers making fools of themselves again !)
Dogs welcome - under control and on a lead please.
This event gets bigger and better every year, so bring the kids and have a fantastic family day out...
More details to follow soon ...