The Beast from the East might have postponed us, but it won't stop us! Paws for a Cause has got its bark back and will now be going ahead on Sunday 29th April 2018 at 10am, at Riverside Park, Chester Le Street. 

Thank you for your patience as our little paws have worked away to reschedule the event that unfortunately had to be postponed due to March's weather warnings. 

We look forward to seeing you and your four legged friends there!

If you have any queries, the fundraising team are available to call on 0191 386 1170 ext. 5 (Monday – Friday 9am - 5pm). Alternatively you can email


Our tail wagging sponsored dog walk is back - bigger and better than ever!

Paws for a Cause is a fun and friendly sponsored walkies and dog show for humans of all ages and your favourite four legged friends.

The furry fun takes place at Riverside Park, where along with a sponsored walk the morning will also feature a fun dog show, K9 Pawformers Dancing Dogs, and stalls chock full of canine goodies! Plus, try your paw at flyball and learn from the Fun Fanatics Flyball Team as they demonstrate this fast-paced doggy sport. 

Come along and register on the day!

Registration costs just £10 per dog, and if you sign up by Monday 12th March you'll receive a deluxe doggy goody bag, a dog rosette and personalised completion certificate for your pooch.

10am: Registration, Stalls and Flyball course opens

11am - 12pm: Fun Dog show

12pm: Welcome 

12.15pm: Time for walkies!

If you fancy showing off your pooch why not enter them into the dog show. You can enter your dog on the day for just £1 per category:

 Prettiest pooch 

 Handsome hound

 Happiest Dog

 Best fancy dress

 Most like owner

This year’s dog show is kindly sponsored by Doggie Diner.


We also have two routes available on the day; either a 1.5 mile walk on easy surfaces for older dogs and little legs, or a 3 mile walk for pooches who'd like a bit more of a challenge.

If you would like to be involved as a stall holder on the day, we still have space! Get in touch at for more details.

Raise Sponsorship

Put your best foot (and paw) forward for St Cuthbert's Hospice by raising sponsorship towards your walkies. Your support really does make a huge difference to the lives of those in our care.