Rotary Club Walking For Man’s Best Friend


Release date: 12.02.2020

Media contact: Carolyn McLaughlin 

The Rotary Club of Wylde Green has just donated £2300 to Birmingham Dogs’ Home.

The funds were raised on a sponsored dog walk, 2 miles long through Sutton Park.

Walkers had been sponsored by friends, family members and colleagues. John Bradin had done particularly well raising in excess of £400, thanks to him having been sponsored by his colleagues at Glover Priest  solicitors. John’s dog ‘Dougie’ went on to win the competition for ‘the best dressed pooch’. 

The Birmingham Dogs’ Home is based at Catherine de Barnes in Solihull. It takes in and cares for stray and unwanted dogs from the West Midlands area and finds new homes where possible. The charity provides education to schools and other community groups in responsible dog ownership, whilst fundraising to ensure the on-going provision of service. It aims to rescue, reunite and rehome dogs and last year helped 2500 dogs.

Commenting on behalf of Birmingham Dogs’ Home, Rachel Frost, Digital Marketing Officer said:

‘The members of Wylde Green Rotary Club have helped us tremendously with supporting the dogs in our care by raising such a fantastic amount, for which we are really grateful. The sort of work these funds will support will be cruciate veterinary care for the dogs in our care, such a cruciate ligaments, eye surgery and skin treatments.’

The Rotary Club’s President, Dick Elston added:

‘We have found it a rewarding experience with our Club to support The Birmingham Dogs’ Home. Sadly within society today there are many incidents of what are considered to be “man’s best friend” suffering mistreatment, deprivation and cruelty; we are pleased to have helped this valuable organisation that seeks to address these ills with care and sensitivity. We wish them well in their future work.’

More information about the canine charity can be found on their website at:

Many members say they join Rotary because it gives them a chance to give something back to their community. Members also volunteer their time – supervising and organising community events, running projects to promote the achievements of young people and coordinating educational programmes. 

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