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Woof Mudder 2021

Article and Photographs: Jonathan White

Dog obstacle course raises vital funds for hospice.

‘Woof Mudder’ took place at Dorfold Hall estate in Acton, near Nantwich on Sunday 26th September 2021. The event was in aid of St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice and was kindly sponsored by Homefeeds Pet Food Supermarket, based in Shavington, Crewe.

‘Woof Mudder’ at Dorfold Hall estate (photograph: Jonathan White)

‘Woof Mudder’ featured a 2.5km long course with twenty obstacles for each dog and their human companion to complete. Participants covered either one or two laps. There was a medal for human finishers and a doggy bag for their four-legged friend. Up to 360 dogs, plus humans, were expected to take part in the event to raise vital funds for patient care St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Refreshments were also available, along with numerous pet-related stalls.

A dog climbs an obstacle with human help close to the finish line (photograph: Jonathan White)

The inaugural ‘Woof Mudder’ took place at Blakemere Village, Sandiway in 2019. The event was due to move to Dorfold Hall estate last year but was postponed to this year due to the pandemic.

Medals for human finishers (photograph: Jonathan White)

St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice support covers a wide range of specialist palliative nursing care, and extends not only to patients but their families and friends too.

For further information please visit St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice.