It’s no secret that here at Elite, we’re obsessed with dogs. We welcome them in our garden and bar areas, offer organic, homemade treats on our bars, have our doggy deli option on our menu and reward the cutest pups with our Pub Pooch of the Month competition on Instagram with a free doggy deli and a free pizza for their humans.
We are also always looking for new ways to work with charities close to our heart. That’s where we came up with our charity dog walk idea!
We merged our love of dogs with our love of helping charities. Stand Up To Cancer UK is brought to you by Cancer Research UK. Stand Up To Cancer speeds up life-saving cancer research by taking developments in the lab and accelerating them into new tests and treatments for cancer patients who need them.
We have linked walks to lots of our pubs including The Farm House, The Poacher And Partridge, The Potting Shed, The Vineyard and more! Difficulty and length of walk vary so all walking abilities are welcomed and catered for!
We decided to host our walk in West Malling, home to The Farm House. Our route was about 4km and took just over an hour to complete walking at a comfortable, steady pace and taking time halfway to let to dogs off the lead to play and take some photos!
We were delighted to have over 40 people and 13 dogs join us with people of all ages! We gave away free Stand Up To Cancer Tshirts and held a raffle at the end where prizes included an Ultimate Shack Experience voucher, a bottle of Harlot sparkling wine and a personalised SU2CUK Dog treat box from J&B’s Barkey. Plus free tea and coffee and 25% off food at the pub afterwards.
In total, we raised £555 for SU2CUK and we couldn’t be prouder! Our donation is still open if you’d like to donate.
We’re hoping to host charity dog walks more regularly and from different pubs across Elite, so keep an eye on our socials and website for announcements coming soon.
A huge thank you to everyone who attended, donated and supported us for this event and to the team at Stand Up To Cancer UK for supplying banners, tshirts, balloons and more! A specials thank you to the team at J&B’s Barkey and Harlot for generously donating raffle prizes