So what is the Great Dog Walk Together all about and how can you get involved? We hope these questions will provide all the answers you are looking for!
What is the Great Dog Walk Together all about?
The aim of the #GreatDogWalkTogether is to encourage people to arrange a community walk, invite everyone to join in, with or without a dog, and enjoy the company of others to promote wellbeing.
When is it taking place?
It will take place across the UK on Saturday 23 June 2018 at 11am. We’ve already stated a date and time in order to make it as easy as possible to arrange a walk. All you have to do is decide where to meet up.
Why are we organising it?
This event will support the Great Get Together initiative, which was set up by the Jo Cox Commission. Their study into loneliness wants to encourage people within their community to get together and celebrate what they have in common. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and make new contacts.
Who’s it for?
It’s for anyone and everyone. You don’t need a dog to take part but having dogs on the walk means that it is so much easier to strike up a conversation with a four legged friend and their owner.
Where are the walks taking place?
Anywhere across the UK it’s up to you where you wish to walk. We are encouraging anyone to arrange a walk. These walks can involve small groups meeting locally for a short walk around their neighbourhood streets or a longer walk in a nearby park or surrounding countryside. It doesn’t need to be a large gathering. All you need is a place to meet up.
What do I have to do to take part?
It’s simply, all you need to do is decide where you want to walk and invite others to take part. We will provide an information factsheet with suggestions as to how you can promote your walk. We will also provide an A4 poster, which you can download and put up around your community.
How can I get involved?
Please join the Great Dog Walk Together Facebook group to find out more details. There will soon be a website where details of walks taking place will be listed. In the meantime please share details with your friends and contacts to start the conversation about your walk.
How can I find out more information?
There will soon be a dedicated website where you can post details of your walk, find out about other walks taking place. We will also provide suggestions to help you promote your walk including a poster for you to put on display. In the meantime please join the
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