Bark in the Park

Paws what you’re doing –

Bark in the Park is back in person for 2022!

On Sunday 24th April we will be hosting Bark in the Park 2022 at South Park, Darlington.

Dogs and their well-behaved humans are invited to a sponsored dog walk around South Park. When you sign up you’ll be given a St Teresa’s Hospice bandana for your fluffy-four-legged-friends, a sponsorship pack, and all the information you need to raise funds and have a brilliant time at the event!

Our online form has now closed, but you can still sign up on the day!

Entry on the day will be £10 per dog, (Unfortunately, goody bags will only be issued to dogs that are registered in advance – if you register on the day your dog will receive a bag of treats instead)

All dogs taking part will receive a bandana and rosette. There is a suggested sponsorship target of £15 per dog and no charge for owners!

So join us once again and take on this sponsored dog walk in aid of St Teresa’s Hospice – you’d have to be barking to miss it!

We hope that you will be able to join in, but if you can’t take part, you can still help us by spreading the word!

Contact us on 01325 254321 or [email protected]

Sponsored by Jollyes 

Conditions of Entry

We charge an entry fee for this event so we can stage a great day for dogs and their families from Darlington and beyond. This only covers the costs of putting on the event; to really make a difference, we need you to raise sponsorship money for St Teresa’s Hospice, and help us look after families who need us. Our nursing and counselling teams work tirelessly throughout the year to give care and support to terminally ill people and their families. It costs over £3 million a year to provide these services and we need your help more than ever. Thank you!

 

Physical Bark in the Park (South Park, 24th April)

  • Registration on the day will be from 9.30am-10:15am. You cannot enter Bark in the Park if you arrive after 10:15.
  • There is ample parking on the surrounding roads but please be mindful of residents and other road users.
  • It is your dog that is sponsored, so as many human supporters as you like are welcome to join him or her on the walk.
  • Please follow all of the Covid-19 guidance as communicated to you by the Hospice, as based on the latest Government Covid-19 guidance.
  • Dogs and handlers must be physically fit and able to complete the walk.
  • The walk is on hard-standing ground and is wheelchair friendly.
  • Photos and video may be taken at the event and used for further publicity and promotion. By signing up to Bark in the Park you agree to pictures and video being recorded and used by St Teresa’s Hospice for publicity purposes.
  • Due to the nature of this event we are obliged to comply with the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.
  • Bark in the Park is open to all dogs, however we are not able to accept entry from any dogs belonging to types bred for fighting and those that would pose a danger to the public.
  • If your dog might not get on with other dogs and might pose a risk, please ensure your dog is muzzled. All dogs are the responsibility of the handler on the day and MUST be kept on a lead at all times.
  • The handler must bring a supply of dog waste bags and is responsible for cleaning up after their own dog.
  • St Teresa’s Hospice can accept no liability for any injury you or your dog may sustain or any property you may lose or damage during this event.
  • Dogs that participate must be up to date on their vaccines and must not be in season.
  • Dog handlers under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • You can walk at your own pace – it is not a race!
  • Goody bags will only be issued to dogs that are registered in advance. If you register on the day your dog will receive a bag of treats.

Virtual Bark in the Park

  • Please complete your sponsored walk in your own time and, ideally, no later than Sunday 24th
  • When choosing your own route, please be aware of your fitness levels and safety at all times.
  • Please follow all of the Covid-19 guidance as communicated to you by the Hospice, as based on the latest Government Covid-19 guidance.
  • Always make sure you leave home with an ample supply of dog waste bags and remember it is your responsibility for cleaning up after your dog.
  • Dog handlers under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • St Teresa’s Hospice can accept no liability for any injury you or your dog may sustain or any property you may lose or damage during this event.

Data Protection (GDPR). By submitting this form, you give St Teresa’s Hospice explicit consent to process the personal data you have provided for the purposes of your entry in Bark in the Park 2022. We’d also love to keep you up to date with our news, activities and how you can support us in future. You can update your communication preferences or opt-out of receiving communications from us at any time. You can do this by sending an email to [email protected] or by phone on 01325 254321. Find out how we use/look after your data by viewing our Privacy Policy at www.darlingtonhospice.org.uk. For more information contact us on 01325 254321 or email [email protected]