Walk the dog to celebrate Sense Scotland’s 35th birthday

Dog lovers are being asked to take their four-legged friends for walkies on Sunday, September 20, to raise funds for Sense Scotland.

Saturday, 5th September 2020, 4:45 pm
Internet sensations...Olive and Mabel know it makes sense to raise funds for Sense Scotland in its 35th year but they need readers to join them for walkies this month!

The disability charity, which celebrates its 35th birthday this month, is asking dog owners to ‘take the lead’ and raise £35.

All they have to do is walk a minimum of 3.5km on September 20 at a time and place that suits them and share photos with the hashtag #PawsForSenseScotland.

Internet stars Olive and Mabel, who kept millions entertained on YouTube during lockdown, have already signed up.

Olive said: “Woof” and Mabel declined to comment when asked about their involvement.

Luckily, Jen Niven, head of fundraising at Sense Scotland, was a bit more forthcoming!

She said: “We’re delighted that Olive and Mabel are getting involved. Their antics brought some much-needed light relief during lockdown, a time when some of the people we support and their families struggled.

“The restrictions on being out and about, loss of routine, being unable to see friends and attend our services all had an impact.

“We had to adapt our services and provide support in different ways but that’s what we’ve been doing for an incredible 35 years.

“With events and support like this we can look forward to the next 35.”

To find out more about Sense Scotland’s work in communities across the country, visit www.sensescotland.org.uk.