Hundred dogs and their owners tackled a muddy and windy route yesterday to support and raise money for the county’s emergency air ambulance team.

The Heli Hounds Dog Walk organised by Essex and Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) saw raised £2,600 saw keen walkers and their four-legged friends raise £2,600 on Sunday, March 10.

The three-mile path through the Marks Hall Estate, started and finished at the EHAAT Charity HQ on Earls Colne Business Park.

Jen Wall, volunteer and events lead at the charity, said: “We are really grateful to all the dogs and their owners who came out today to support EHAAT despite the blustery conditions.

“Once we have received everyone’s sponsorship money this figure could double, which would be amazing.”

Despite a strong turnout and a successful walk, the charity event was forced to cancel the dog show scheduled to take place afterwards due to the blustery conditions.

Ms Wall added: “Because of the forecast of strong winds we took the precaution of cancelling the planned dog show, but everyone has been very understanding. We’ve had some really positive feedback about the walk, which was enjoyed by all who took part.

“Anyone who would like to receive a refund for the dog show should contact during office hours with their order name and number of tickets purchased so that we can arrange this.”

The next Heli Hounds event at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire on Sunday, June 9.

For more details visit or contact the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance events team at 0345 2417 690.