By Jonathan White

A local fundraising group is calling on the people of South Cheshire to get involved in Woof Walkies, a local dog walk, raising vital funds for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.

People of all ages, levels of fitness and walks of life are being asked to sign up their furry friends to a sponsored 5k dog walk, taking place at The Greenway, Crewe Business Park, on 24 April to raise vital funds for life-saving research.
Participants will be able to park at The Duke of Gloucester pub for free, where refreshments will also be available, before setting off on the 5k walk through the local woods.

Neil Fearn, Chair of the Crewe & Nantwich Local Committee which has organised the event, said:

Woof Walkies is a great way to spend time with our incredible dogs, family and friends, while raising money for a truly worthwhile cause.

“We take our four-legged friends out, come rain or shine, so why not get sponsored to do it with friends and family and raise money to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured in the process?”

This will be the group’s first time organising South Cheshire Woof Walkies, and they are hoping it will become an annual event in the local calendar. They are inviting people from across the county and beyond to take part by signing up at

Chris Doyle, Relationship Manager at Cancer Research, said:

“Crewe and Nantwich Local Committee has been supporting Cancer Research UK for over 68 years. Some local people may have even been to the Christmas Fayres they organise at Wistaston Memorial Hall. They have raised over £1.3m for life-saving research and put on a range of successful events in the local area.
Chris added: “Cancer Research UK has made enormous progress in the fight against the disease. However, we have only been able to do this thanks to the dedication and commitment of our volunteers and supporters like Crewe & Nantwich Local Committee, without whom we would not be able to fund our vital work. One in two of us will get cancer in our lifetime*. All of us can support the research that will beat it.”

For more information about Woof Walkies visit

About Cancer Research UK
Woof Walkies is a local sponsored dog walk, raising money for Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research.
Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives.
Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival in the UK double in the last 40 years.
Today, 2 in 4 people survive their cancer for at least 10 years. Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate progress so that by 2034, 3 in 4 people will survive their cancer for at least 10 years.
Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses
Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK’s vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

For further information about Cancer Research UK’s work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 0300 123 1022 or visit
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Rex, one of the dogs taking part in South Cheshire Woof Walkies