Meningitis Now staff member Andy Hopkinson

Dolly and Nancy WAG for Meningitis

Andy Hopkinson | 26th March 2021

Doggy duo Nancy and Dolly put their best paws forward for us recently and took on our WAG – Walk and Give – for Meningitis

Charlotte and Jake WAG for Meningitis Now

Nancy told us: “We will be honest… we love going on walks. This was not a hardship for us, and we loved helping others by doing what we love.” Dolly agreed, wagging her tail vigorously.

Our photo below shows the canine companions wearing their special WAG rosettes that we send to all our four-legged friends who complete the challenge. 

With their human companions Charlotte and Jake, from Stone in Staffordshire, Nancy and Dolly took on our WAG for Meningitis and raised £135 towards our ongoing work by walking 100 miles in 30 days.

Charlotte and Jake WAG for Meningitis Now

Always been close to me

Charlotte told us: “My mum has raised money to fight meningitis in the past by holding fairs at our local village hall and I used to help with these as a child. So, meningitis has always been close to me.

“I wanted to raise money in a different way and as we are lucky to have lots of greenery around us, we went on lots of local walks.” 

Our Events Fundraiser, Leah Wynn, said: “Thank you so much Nancy and Dolly - and Charlotte and Jake of course - for your support. We really appreciate it – and we’re glad you enjoyed it so much.”

Never a better time

With the longer spring days, the prospect of better weather and, who knows, maybe even the easing of some lockdown restrictions that we’ve all been living under for the last year, there’s never been a better time to plan an open-air fundraiser. And WAG for Meningitis is the perfect one.

It’s easy to arrange. All you need to do is sign up and go for a walk every day for 30 days, anywhere you choose – around the block, along the beach, through the park...

Leah added: “We know our dogs love to get involved with everything that we do. So, why not let them get involved in fundraising with you like Charlotte and Jake did?

“And once you've completed your challenge together, your pooch will receive their very own Certificate of Paw-ticipation to show off to all their friends and family.”

There’s lots more information and tips on our WAG web page, where you can also sign up to the challenge.