Dog walk benefits brain tumour charities

Dozens of dog owners and their pets celebrated the re-opening to dogs of the full two-mile long stretch of beach from Marazion to Penzance by taking part in the Great Western Dog Walk and Fun Dog Show on Saturday.

Organised by West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas with the help of the Penwith Rotary Club, the event raised vital funds for two charities - Brain Tumour Support and Brain Tumour Research.

The weather stayed fine for this annual event which, for the first time, included a Fun Dog Show run by Carol Shaw of the Pet Spa Penzance before the walk across the beach to Penzance and a pasty and a doggybag welcome at the PZ Gallery.

Mr Thomas said: “We raised almost £500 for the two brain tumour charities which will be very welcome - I have been chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Brain Tumours since 2017 and it is clear that not only is there a need for more research but also for more support for people affected by a brain tumour diagnosis.

“Some of the people who supported the event had themselves experienced brain tumour diagnosis and the event gave them an opportunity to share their experiences, raising awareness of brain tumours and the work taking place to find the best way to care and to cure people.”

The event was supported by Great Western Railway, St Aubyn Estates, Headland Printers and the Rotary Club of Penwith.