Gone walkies! Fundraiser walking 500 miles for homeless hounds

A 73-year-old man from Aberaeron is going walkies on a 500-mile circular route around the north coast of Scotland in support of Dogs Trust.  

Roger Phillips has previously fostered for Dogs Trust and currently shares his home with rescue dog, Crossbreed Tiny, so walking for Dogs Trust seemed like the perfect fit.  

Roger begins his journey on 17th May from the village of Lochcarron and will walk around 20 miles a day over 30 days. So far, he has raised £340 for Dogs Trust but is hoping for an extra boost now his walk is underway.  

Roger said:   

"I have always owned rescue dogs and I found fostering for Dogs Trust Bridgend incredibly rewarding. I fostered a dog called Lexi and saw how an anxious dog gradually grew to trust me with a little love and patience.   

“The pandemic has affected many charities, but when I heard that Dogs Trust was concerned about the many dogs that may be given up in the fallout of the pandemic, I really wanted to raise money so they can continue to be there for the dogs that need them.”  

Holly Grant, Community Fundraising Officer, says:    

“What Roger is doing to raise money for us is incredible and we are so grateful. As Roger says, we are predicting more dogs will need our help in the coming months and with the amazing support from supporters like him, we can ensure we’re there for them until they find their forever homes.”  

The money raised by Roger will help Change the Tale for rescue dogs at Dogs Trust’s rehoming centre in Bridgend and the new rehoming centre coming to Cardiff this summer. If you would like to support Roger’s epic fundraising challenge, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gonetothedoggies