Walk In Memory (Dorset)

An unforgettable day


We are pleased to be hosting a very special event on Sunday 29th September, which is coming to our Church Knowle centre in Dorset for the first time ever. 

We'll be hosting a Walk In Memory to raise funds for the rescue animals in our care, whilst paying tribute to someone special or a cherished pet.

The walk will journey through the beautiful Dorset countryside, and give you the chance to celebrate & honour your loved one's memory.


Walk In Memory Poster 2024


The walk will start from the centre at 11am, and arrival will be welcome from 10am. 

You'll be able to choose from a longer route, which will take in the wonderful rolling hills & stunning views of the Purbecks, or a shorter & gentler, but equally scenic, route.

Whether you decide to walk for a friend, family member or beloved animal, we welcome you to join us and reflect on their life & the love you shared together.

To start your fundraising today, please click on the buttons below to download a sponsorship form, or set up a JustGiving page to share your fabulous efforts online. 

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Sponsorship Form




Make sure you keep an eye on this page for further updates, and please spread the word with your friends & family.

For any questions about the event, please email our friendly team at: comms@mgar.org.uk who will be delighted to assist you.



When is the event taking place?

Sunday 29th September from 11am, with arrival from 10am.

Where is the walk starting and finishing from?

Both of the routes will begin and end at our Church Knowle centre near Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5NQ.

Is the event free to enter?

Yes, the event is free to take part in, but we would be very grateful for any funds that you would like to raise, which will go towards the care of the many rescue animals who need us each year.

Will there be parking?

Yes, there is plenty of free parking available at the centre.

Can I bring my dog?

It wouldn't be a MGAR event without them! All dogs are welcome to attend, as long as they remain on a lead at all times and are comfortable around other dogs.

Will there be refreshments?

We will have a selection of light refreshments available after the walk, and a variety of hot & cold drinks and snacks will be available to buy from Reception throughout the day.

Are there any age restrictions?

The event is open to all ages and we would love to welcome you & your family to the centre. We kindly ask that all children under 18 years of age are supervised by an adult at all times. 


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