Petworld’s 2019 Furry 5K in aid of Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

Petworld have announced that their Furry 5K annual sponsored dog walk is taking place at 10am on Sunday July 28 in seven locations across Ireland. The Furry 5K is a 5km sponsored walk with all proceeds going to Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland (AADI ).

AADI is a national charity established to transform the lives of children with autism and their families. AADI provide highly trained ‘task specific’ assistance dogs to children with autism. The assistance dogs support the children to overcome the distressing elements of autism.

The Horkans Group, which includes Horkans and Petworld, selected AADI as their national nominated charity in 2016. Over the past three years they have raised over €22,000 for the charity.

Stuart Cooper, COO with the Horkans Group said: "Our Furry 5K is a fun-filled, family event that gives animal lovers (and their dogs ) the chance to come together and support an incredible cause. Autism affects one in 65 people in Ireland and it personally touches some of our own families here at the Horkans Group so it gives us even more commitment to actively support this great cause.”

This year, our walk is taking place on Sunday July 28th and we are hoping to raise as much money as possible for this very worthy cause. The registration fees for the walk are: 1 person: €10; 2 people: €15 and a family: €20.

You can pay the fee yourself or by raising funds for the charity through a sponsorship card. 100% of the funds raised go to AADI and the walkers get a chance to meet representatives from AADI to see how the money they have raised will be spent.

The walk promises to be a fun morning, full of laughter, as animal lovers and their dogs come together for a great cause. Afterwards, there will be refreshments for both the two and four-legged participants back at Petworld. The first 300 people that have registered and turn up for the walk across the seven stores will also get a free Furry 5K t-shirt and a goody bag.

Register online at www.petworlddirect.ie or you can pop into your local Petworld store to pick up your Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland sponsorship pack.

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