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Wimbledon Guild Waggy Walk

What is the Wimbledon Guild Waggy Walk?

On Saturday 28 September, Merton based charity Wimbledon Guild is holding a family dog walk on Wimbledon Common to help raise money for local people in Merton who are experiencing social isolation and loneliness.
The event is open to everyone, with and without dogs.

Starting at the Hand in Hand pub on Wimbledon Common, there will be a 4km or a 7km picturesque walk to choose from.

Everyone who completes the event will receive a goody bag from Metro Bank and luxury pet shop, Pet Pavilion and also a H. R. Owen Maserati sponsored commemorative rosette for each dog. The luxury car brand will also have one of their cars on display.

When you check in on the day, there will complimentary breakfast pastries and drinks inside the Hand in Hand.
After the walk you will be offered post-walk refreshments (including a vegetarian option).
Many thanks to our kind sponsors Ashworths Solicitors, Pet Pavilion and HR Masarati for their support.

When and where?

Saturday 28 September 2019
9.00am – 10.15am: Check in
10.30am: The walk begins!

Check in is at the Hand in Hand pub, 6 Crooked Billet, Wimbledon Common, SW19 4RQ. The nearest train/tube station is Wimbledon. From here, take the 93 bus to bus stop Q (Marryat Road), it is then a 10 minute walk to the start.There is limited metered parking available nearby.

How far are the walks and what facilities will there be?

Longer route: approx. 7km
Shorter route: approx. 4km
The route will be marshalled and maps will be provided.
There will be toilets at the start and finish of the walk and along the route close to the Windmill Café.

How much is the entry?

The following fees are payable for advance bookings. All include dogs.
£25 per family (two adults and two children)
£10 per adult
£5 per child (age 4-16)
£5 per dog if you book after 21 September

Entry fees are non-refundable and there is an additional Eventbrite booking fee.

Please note that the above fees only apply to advance bookings and do not apply to sales made on the day. The cost for tickets on the day will be stated at the point of sale.

Can I raise sponsorship money for the charity?

The Wimbledon Guild of Social Welfare is a registered charity. We would be extremely grateful for any donations received by way of sponsorship but this is not a requirement to take part in the event.

Please visit JustGiving to donate or set up a fundraising page. You can also send a cheque made payable to ‘Wimbledon Guild to:

Wimbledon Guild of Social Welfare
30/32 Worple Road,
Wimbledon, London SW19 4EF

If you would prefer a paper form, please get in touch with us.

How do I buy a ticket?

You can register online on our Eventbrite page up to 5pm on Friday 27 September 2019.
There will be a limited number of spaces for people turning up on the day. Prices for tickets on the day will be specified at
the point of sale.

Are there any entry requirements?

Walkers must either be 16+ or accompanied by an adult. Walkers may bring a dog or dogs (up to 2 per walker) but this is not a requirement to take part.

The walk through Wimbledon Common will be reasonably strenuous (approx. 4km or 7km) and will include patches of uneven ground and inclines. You should be confident that you and your dog are physically able to complete the walk. Unfortunately the terrain is not suitable for mobility scooters or wheelchairs.

We are looking forward to meeting our new four legged friends. Please can you ensure your dog:

  • Is well socialised and will not behave in an aggressive, intimidating or dangerous manner towards other dogs or any participants or members of the public
  • Is kept on a lead at all times
  • Is not permitted to disturb other users of Wimbledon Common
  • Is kept under control and taken to one side if a horse is approaching
  • Has a supply of dog-waste bags, their mess is picked up and disposed of in one of the dog-waste bins on site or else the dog mess is taken away and disposed of by the participant at their home
  • Is tagged with the owner’s contact details on their collar (this is a legal requirement and we can reunite any lost dogs and their owners much more easily this way)
  • Has been microchipped (this is a legal requirement from April 2016)
  • Is up to date with vaccines and is not in season
  • Is transported to and from the Event safely and securely
  • Is not left unattended in a vehicle during the Event

Walkers are responsible for their own safety and that of their children and animals when taking part in the walk.

We recommend you:

  • Bring sufficient water (and food if required) to get around the walk for both you and your dogs
  • Wear suitable clothing and footwear (taking into account the weather forecast)
  • Bring a mobile phone with full battery
  • Carry a route map and emergency contact details (these will be provided to you at check in)
  • Please do not bring any alcohol onto the route and please do not litter on the Common.

If you need any further information please email us; or call the events team on; 0208 739 2930.

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