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Wonderful Winnie is the Winter Walkies winner!

Charity / Sun 13th Dec 2015 at 02:12pm

WalkiesST Clare Hospice has officially revealed the winner of its Furry Face of Winter Walkies competition.

Top dog Winnie, a beautiful Shiba Inu owned by Harlow couple Chelsey and Ray Cleghorn, now appears on the promotional material for the charity’s 5km sponsored dog walk taking place in February after polling an incredible 509 votes in the Hospice’s online competition.

Chelsey said: “When we saw the competition for our dog to be the Furry Face of Winter Walkies 2016, we were so excited to instantly enter Winnie. I follow St Clare on Facebook as I believe it is so important for us as a community to support such a wonderful Hospice that does such inspirational work.

“I have read so many touching stories that have been shared on the Hospice’s Facebook page, and know of many people who have been helped by St Clare, so it is nice for such a fun idea to create awareness for their charity.

“Once the voting went live, I encouraged my friends and family to share and like Winnie’s photo, and I even had people from around the world joining in by sharing the page with Facebook friends overseas. Everyone thought it was a wonderful idea, and I was so passionate about Winnie winning because I couldn’t be prouder to have her be the face of such an amazing cause.

“When the Hospice phoned to say she had won, I was absolutely over the moon. Winnie absolutely loved her photoshoot with Pawtrait of your Pet photographer Vikki and certainly got lots of attention. We are all so excited for Winter Walkies in February and I’ve been trying to get as many people as possible to join in.”

If you and your dog would like to join Winnie on the day of St Clare’s Winter Walkies event on Sunday, February 28 then register online at http://stclarehospice.org.uk/event/winter-walkies/ or call the fundraising team on 01279 773750.

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