Dog lovers invited to see in new year at Fressingfield

The village of Fressingfield plays host to their annual New Year's Day walk.

The village of Fressingfield plays host to their annual New Year's Day walk. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

Dog lovers are being invited to celebrate the new year and help a hospice charity by taking their pets out for a scenic walk around a Suffolk village.

The 23rd Fressingfield New Year's Day dog charity walk will be taking place in the village near Harleston from 10.30am in aid of East Anglia's Children's Hospices.

The five mile family friendly route starts and ends at the Fressingfield Swan pub.

The last 22 walks have raised more than £64,000 for good causes and last year's raised £2,700 for the hospice charity's nook appeal to build a £10m hospice south of Norwich.

Entry and sponsorship forms are available by calling organisers Steve and Carol Wyatt on 01379 586225.

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Mrs Wyatt said: 'Last year our supporters raised £2,700 for The nook Appeal. People say that New Year's Day in Fressingfield wouldn't be the same without the dog walk.

'If you haven't joined in before why not make it your new year's resolution to join in this time.

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You don't even need a dog - we also expect a lama, Mediterranean miniature donkeys, a giant donkey and horses to join in.

'Just come along and enjoy a bracing walk after seeing in the new year and then repair to the Fressingfield Swan pub for our traditional free soup and bread.'

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