Dogged determination as lurcher Milly takes the lead to support North Herts hospice fundraiser

Miller the lurcher hopes lots of other dogs will join iin the Garden House Hospice fundraiser. Pictu

Miller the lurcher hopes lots of other dogs will join iin the Garden House Hospice fundraiser. Picture Rafe Abrook Photography - Credit: Archant

Milly the lurcher is hoping that a bumper field of four-legged friends will be taking her lead next month.

Norton Common, Letchworth

Norton Common, Letchworth - Credit: Archant

That’s because organisers of a fundraiser for the Garden House Hospice reckon that dogs and their owners would have to be barking mad to miss out on the Muddy Mutts and Superheroes family dog walk on Letchworth’s Norton Common.

Milly will be stepping out withher owner, long serving hospice volunteer Lesley Stanbury, for the event on Sunday, February 28.

Lesley says: “Milly and I are looking forward to taking part.

“Milly needs walking twice a day so I think this is a great idea, we can both keep fit with our daily walk and raise money for a great cause at the same time.”

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The walk starts at 10am and will cover a route of about 5km on the beautiful common.

The walk is suitable for all ages and children are encouraged to come along and join the fun – they can even dress up as their favourite superhero.

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Organisers believe that the new event is a great opportunity for supporters to get together with their children and grandchildren, and their canine companions, to have a great day out while also doing their bit to support the work of the Letchworth-based hospice.

You can sign up now on the hospice website at

You’ll find all the details in the events diary in the fundraising news section, or you can call Cathy White on 01462 679540 for more information.

Garden House provides the community of North Herts and Stevenage with inpatient care, a hospice at home service, a day service and bereavement support but needs to £2 million every year to fund its services.

All care provided to its patients and their families is delivered at no cost to them.

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