First of all, it is just that it’s not a competition at all.
This is purely a Fun Event. You can enter at a time to suit you and walk it at your own pace. It is open to any age and ability, individual, family or group, with or without a dog, how fast and far you go is up to you.
All entrants will receive a rosette for their dog upon completion of the course.
There are two aims. The first is that this family fun day brings people together on the picturesque Suffolk Coast and celebrates the unique relationship that we share with our dogs.
The second is to raise funds for Hearing Dogs for Deaf people. In a nutshell, they train dogs to alert deaf people to sounds they would otherwise miss – simple sounds that many people take for granted like the doorbell, alarm clock and even danger signals like the fire alarm. Being aware of these – thanks to a hearing dog – makes a real difference to deaf people’s lives. As you can imagine having a hearing dog brings independence, confidence and companionship. By taking part in Strutt Your Mutt, we can all make a difference and by raising sponsorship for the walk we can make an even larger donation.
This is very much meant to be a fun and enjoyable event and the majority of people entering will be ordinary people of average fitness.
Taking place at the end of April it can occasionally be quite warm but there is no hurry and there are lots of places to sit and rest for a while. We even have toilets and a refreshment tent half way along the walk, with some spectacular views.
Strutt your Mutt is a great opportunity to learn more about this beautiful area and the plants and animals that inhabit it.
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People needs all the help it can get and we hope that each entrant will raise as much as possible by obtaining sponsors and we have prizes for those who raise the most!
Most money raised by anyone under 16 years old, most money an adult participant, and most by a team of 4 people walking together.
Raising money for good causes makes all the effort worthwhile. You can download a sponsor form from the downloads section. We ask that all monies raised is paid in no later than May 31st either via BACS Account number 7173801 sort code 40-30-28 or by cheque made payable to Strutt Your Mutt Charity Dog Events and posted to C/O Wangford Vet Clinic, Strutt Your Mutt, Pound Corner, Wangford, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8RS. You can of course also pay in cash on the day by putting it in an envelope with your name and contact details marked on the front
If you are ill, please do not attempt to come. Your health and well-being comes first.
If you have any conditions that require medication we do recommend that you complete a “Medical record” form where you can record your medical details and the person to contact in case of any emergencies. Please carry this with you during the event.
Yes please! Encourage your sponsors, if they are UK Tax payers, to tick the "Gift Aid it" box on the sponsorship form. This enables us to obtain gift aid on your sponsorship at no cost to you or your sponsor.
It is important that each sponsor provides their home address and postal code. If this is not completed, the Inland Revenue will not agree to Gift Aid.