Man’s best friend is being asked to put his best paw forward and help a Poole hospice.

Dogs and their owners are being asked to take part in the Woofers Woodland Walk, which takes place on Sunday 29 April in Wareham Forest.

Registration costs £5 and proceeds from this gentle, two- mile, circular, sponsored walk will go to help Poole’s Forest Holme hospice, which is dedicated to caring for patients with cancer and other life limiting illnesses.

Fundraising manager Debra Dennett says: “This is a fun morning for all the family and their canine friends and an easy way to help raise much needed funds for the hospice.”

This event is kindly sponsored by independent, family-run business Marshalls Pet Food Store, which recently opened at Ashley Cross in Poole. Marshalls will provide a bag of treats for each dog taking part as well as some pooch prizes.

Emma Marshall says: “We are relatively new to the area as we have moved down from Reading where we opened our first pet store in 1990. This is an opportunity for us to let people know who we are and where we are, whilst supporting a great cause.

She adds: “Very much like most people we have had and continue to have friends and family affected by cancer, so this seemed a great opportunity to sponsor a very worthy cause.

To register and receive your sponsorship pack, contact Friends of Forest Holme fundraising office on 01202 670644, email [email protected] or visit www.friendsofforestholme.org.uk to download a sponsorship form.