MS-UK Big Purple Dog Walk

Big Purple Dog Walk

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!

“I am so pleased that I took up this challenge as it has benefitted me as well as raising a staggering amount. It has motivated me to get out the house each day and go to different places.” Gill Lewis


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. Get your FREE and exclusive dog bandana with your first donation for your pooch to wear with pride. When you reach 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…


A few ideas for you and your pooch!

  • 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
  • A new walk or visit a new beauty spot every week
  • Put your dog’s agility to the test and teach them some new tricks
  • Why not create your own team of walking pups?

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

See how Ralph & Chris joined our Big Purple Dog Walk without having a pooch of their own!

Does your neighbour or family member have a dog that could join you for The Big Purple Dog Walk?

All set? Get your collars on and grab your leads…let’s go walkies for MS!

Event FAQs

I’ve signed up – what happens next?

A member of our fundraising team will be in contact with you. Your fundraising page was automatically created on sign-up and the link to this was emailed to you so get sharing! Once you receive your first donation, a welcome pack and bandana for your pup will be sent out!

Can you help me with my fundraising page?

Please contact or call 01206 226500 where a member of the fundraising team can assist. You can also take a look here Help for fundraisers | Enthuse Help Centre

Do you have any other merchandise?

Yes, we have t-shirts, collection boxes, banners – please contact or call 01206 226500 if you would like any of these to support your fundraising.

How can I track how many miles we’ve walked?

Many of our fundraisers like to use Strava and track their mileage through either the app on a smartphone or through a smartwatch.

Do I have to do a walk for my challenge?

This is your challenge, so it doesn’t necessarily have to be a walking one. We welcome your ideas and its important you pick something that’s right for you!

What if I don’t complete my challenge?

We want you to enjoy raising awareness and funds to help MS-UK. Do what you can, keep your sponsors up to date and let us know if you think you might not complete your challenge so we can advise further.

Fundraising FAQs

How much do I have to raise?

Your target is £100, and we’d love if it you wanted to keep going once you’ve reached this!

How do I send any cash or cheque donations I’ve received?

Cheques made payable to MS-UK can be posted to


D3 Knowledge Gateway

Nesfield Road



For any cash/bank transfers please send using the details below

Account name: MS-UK

Sort code: 40 23 10

Account number: 41623508

Please make sure to include a note and/or reference so we can link this to your records.

How do I fundraise?

Share your fundraising page amongst your friends and family for sponsorship and to proudly tell them what you’re doing! We can send you sponsorship forms or collection boxes to aid any cash donations, just get in touch at or call 01206 226500 to arrange.

Can I raise money without an online fundraising page or through Facebook instead?

Please contact or call 01206 226500 so a member of the fundraising team can advise.