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Big Purple Dog Walk

The Big Purple Dog Walk 2022 is over! Everyone at MS-UK would like to say a huge thank you to all of our incredible fundraisers and #TeamPaws who have raised over £11,000 to support people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). If you would still like to donate, you can do so by visiting our JustGiving page.

Calling all canine companions! This March, MS-UK are inviting you to join #TeamPaws and take part in our pawesome Big Purple Dog Walk. Wherever you are in the country, now is the pawfect time for you and your best four-legged friend to stay active and make every walk matter to help people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS).

During MS-UK’s loneliness and isolation research, we noticed that our furry friends play a big part in the MS Community, whether that be keeping their owner’s company, being the reason someone may go outside each day, or simply by just being there! That is why MS-UK has launched an exclusive virtual event… just you and your dogs!

So, whether your pooch is a pampered Poodle, a delicate Dachshund or a loving Labrador, all hounds are welcome to put their paws to the test and help to raise vital funds for MS-UK. Everyone that takes part will receive an exclusive MS-UK dog bandana to wear with pride during the challenge. When you raise your target of £100, your dog will receive their very own rosette and certificate for their achievements.

To join #TeamPaws all you need to do is...

  • Set a challenge for you and your dog to complete in your community during the month of March
  • Pledge to raise £100 for MS-UK by asking your friends, family and fellow dog walkers to sponsor you
  • Grab your lead and go!

A few ideas for you
and your pooch!

We have some examples for you below, but feel free to get creative, and remember it must be completed by the end of March!
  • A mile every day for the whole month
  • Complete a full marathon distance in one month
  • A lap of the garden every day with your dog
  • Going on your dog’s favourite walk
  • Taking your dog out for the very first time

Whatever you decide to do, there are huge benefits to you and your beloved pets by getting outside for some fresh air.

Don’t have a dog but would love to take part?

Does your neighbour have a dog that could join you for The Big Purple Dog Walk? Or does a local family member have a dog that you could team up with?

What are you waiting for? Get your collars on and grab your leads… let’s go walkies for MS!