A sponsored walk organised by hairdressers Gary Hooker and Michael Young has raised money for two charities – The Hair and Beauty Charity and the Dogs Trust.
The walk, held at Exhibition Park in Newcastle, attracted a total of 310 legs (50 dogs and 55 owners) and raised £1,193 to be split between the two good causes.
The Hooker & Young team had T-shirts printed to get everyone in the spirit of the event. Afterwards, pets and owners went back to the Wylam Brewery for drinks courtesy of Gary and Michael.
Gary said: “The team and our amazing clients really entered into the spirit of the event. We had incredible support with the venue, we sold T-shirts that we had designed to raise extra funds.
“The T-shirts were made in colours of The Hair and Beauty Charity (purple) with two designs so people could choose either a logo of bulldog with a quiff or a Great Dane with a quiff.
“Our area manager and mascot for the day even dressed up in a doggy body suit! It was great to do this, and we are going to make it an annual event for these two deserving charities that are close to our hearts.”
Sam Grocutt of The Hair and Beauty Charity said: “We are so grateful to the Hooker & Young team for their incredible energy in putting this event together.
“It would be brilliant to see this become a national event as we know so many hairdressers are pet lovers too, so maybe this is the start of something big for Hair and Hounds.
“We will make every penny count of our share of this generous donation to improving lives of hairdressers and their families.”