Patch, a very handsome Spaniel, is just one of a pack of happy hounds that will be bringing their owners along to this year’s Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge.
Returning for its 11th year on Sunday 9 September, the dog-friendly Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge gives participants – canine and human - the opportunity walk a 7, 11 or 20 mile route through the rolling Chilterns countryside, whilst raising funds for Rennie Grove.
Through its unique hospice at home service, available day and night, and a range of day services, the charity supports patients to live the best quality life they can with a choice about how and where they are cared for towards the end of life.
Patch will be joined by his owner Elaine. She said: “Patch and I are doing the 11 mile walk together. We are taking on the challenge in memory of my grandad Albert Fensom who Rennie Grove’s nurses looked after when he was terminally ill with cancer back in 2012. The care he received meant that he could stay at home and die in the comfort of his own bed, surrounded by the people he loved in the place that he loved. Rennie Grove nurses also looked after my Nan, Margaret Burbury, in 2014 so the charity really means a lot to our family
“I would encourage anybody thinking about doing the Chilterns 3 Peaks to get out and enjoy the countryside and take on this challenge to raise funds for Rennie Grove.”
Transport between the 11 and 20 mile routes and from the end of every route is very generously provided courtesy of Arriva buses and there will be water points for humans and hounds along each route.
So if you want to jog with your dog, mooch with your pooch or hike with your tyke visit renniegrove.org/chilterns3peaks for full details about how to register for this scenic late-summer walk.