John Bray Estates Charity Dog Walk Raises £1400

Over 20 dogs attended the #pawsforacause Charity Dog Walk organised by John Bray Estates on Saturday 22nd June to coincide with the Summer Solstice. Pets and their owners enjoyed a sunny and leisurely beach walk from Rock to Brea Hill and back again, with races and games along the way. The walk finished at the Rock Sailing Club with prize giving, hot food and drinks.

Amazing raffle prizes were up for grabs from generous local businesses including a 3-night short break for ten from Beach Retreats staying at The Village in Watergate Bay, Afternoon Tea for two at St Enodoc Hotel, and a group surf lesson from Surfs Up! Surf School, among many others.

The Dog Walk and raffle raised a total of £1400 for Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF) a charitable trust which awards small grants to grassroots organisations that are working to overcome the challenges of disadvantage, exclusion and poverty in their communities. Since 2003 the CCF has awarded £19m to 7000 local projects, making a real difference to people’s lives across Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly.

Shireen Cunliffe, Head of Marketing at John Bray Estates said, “It was a glorious day for a dog walk, highlighting just how lucky we are to live and work in this beautiful county. We really want to grow the event next year to allow us to provide more funds to the Cornwall Community Foundation, which is facing increasing demand for support right across Cornwall.”

Becky Denton, Events Officer at the CCF explained, “20% of children in Cornwall grow up in poverty. The cost-of-living crisis is creating a perfect storm for many people across the county, causing further food insecurity, homelessness, and adding to a growing mental health crisis. The CCF is often the only lifeline that many have.”

For more information about the important work carried out by the Cornwall Community Foundation or to get involved, please email Amy Buzza-Blackwell, Philanthropy Director