LIKE topsie it has grown and this year there were more scooters than ever before on the annual Bulldog Run to Midhurst.
It was the sixth event organised in aid of the Bulldog Rescue and Rehoming Trust.
Tania Holmes runs the registered charity from its base in Midhurst’s Carron Lane, while bulldog owner and scooterist Tina Hall organises the run.
The pair ask for donations of dry dog food, washing powder, and any money to help care for the bulldogs.
Around 300 scooters from clubs across the South Coast took over the roads from Bognor to Midhurst on their Lambrettas and Vespas for this year’s run.
They made their way from Bognor Pier to Carron Lane to raise money, and awareness of the trust
As usual the residents of Carron Lane came out to support the annual event and the Bulldog Rescue would like to thank the staff at the Greyhound for their wonderful hospitality
and arrived at the kennel bringing with them enough dog food to feed the dogs at their Midhurst base for a year.
The event also raised more than £1220 to support the work of the trust.
Having taken care of the needs of the dogs the scooterists then made their way to the Greyhound pub on Cocking Causeway for a barbecue and a well deserved drink in the sunshine.
And during the event Midhurst trust support and Bulldog Rescue kennel maid Sue West was presented with a certificate for her services to the charity.
Tania said: “ As usual the residents of Carron Lane came out to support the annual event and the Bulldog Rescue would like to thank the staff at the Greyhound for their wonderful hospitality.”
She said the trust was a mainly voluntary organisation, offering a rescue and rehoming service for pure bred bulldogs across the UK, who, for whatever reason could not stay where they were.
“We are not a dog’s home or a shelter and aim to always do our best for every bulldog we are asked to help.
“We will subsequently stand by him for the rest of his life, offering support, education and advice to his new owners whenever it is required.”
The present bulldog rescue has been in its current form since April 2001 and registered as a charity since 2006.
It rehomes around 120 bulldogs every year but also offers other services such as free advice, memorials and operates the lost and stolen list. The service is made up of a network of volunteers.