Best paws forward for charity dog walk in Henley - The Stratford Observer

Best paws forward for charity dog walk in Henley

POOCHES are set to put their best paws forward in Henley as part of an action-packed day for all the family.

Lodders Charitable Foundation (LCF) is holding its Family Fun Day at Lodders Barn in Whitley on Sunday (October 9) and it will include the annual dog walk in memory of Sally Badger.

David Lodder, Chair of the LFC, said: “Since 2017, the annual dog walk has been our way of honouring the memory of Sally Badger who is fondly and well-remembered by the Henley community.

Throughout her lifetime, Sally and her guide dogs – first Honey and then Captain – won the hearts of the local people.

“The event is a regular fixture on the LCF’s annual fundraising calendar, but this year, trustees decided to expand the event to include an action-packed day of fun activities and entertainment for all the family, so this year will be an even bigger event.

“The dog walk remains the focus of the day but as well as this popular organised walk, we will have a dog show, with classes for all types and sizes of dogs, and plenty of entertainment for all the family, as well as food, activities, games for youngsters, and a scavenger hunt.”

The dog walk starts at 10am and is free, with options of either a four-mile or shorter dog walk to choose from.

Law firm Lodders created the LCF in 2016 with the aim of raising vital cash to support local charities. To date, it has raised and donated more than £70,000.

Sally Badger suffered a malignant brain tumour at just age ten, which left her partially sighted for much of her life. She is remembered for her courage and generous spirit, having sadly passed away in 2017 at just 38-years-old.


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