ON Sunday, October 8 the Society for Abandoned Animals, based on the border of Sale and Stretford, is holding its annual sponsored walk.

It would like as many people as possible to come along on the day and support the walk, either by raising money through sponsorship or donating if you are not able to get sponsors. There will be a prize for the most sponsorship money raised.

The Society for Abandoned Animals is an animal sanctuary that was founded in 1966 by Peggy Henderson to rehome some of the many animals that were made homeless by the housing clearance in the Hulme area of Manchester. Today it cares for and rehomes unwanted cats and rabbits., and was recently awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

The charity is completely funded with the support of individual donors, corporate partnerships and their own fundraising activities, including the sponsored walk.

There will be two walks on the day, at 10.30am and 2.30pm with registration opening at 10am. Both will be a 5km walk starting and ending at the sanctuary (near Dane Road, Sale, M32 9UP – there will be limited parking on site) where light refreshments and shopping in the Charity Barn will be available.

Feel free to bring your family and friend, the more the merrier, and of course dogs are more than welcome!

If you would like more information on this or any of the sanctuary’s events, or would like to request a fundraising pack to start getting your sponsors, please contact the office on 0161 973 5318 or email office@saarescue.co.uk.

You can always pop in and visit them any day except Wednesdays, 12noon to 4.30pm.

Meg Toplass