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Birthday celebration and best paw forward for Armley Walkies Group

15 January 2018

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An Armley Sunday walking group has celebrated its first birthday in style, writes Louise Cunningham.

Through the seasons – come rain or shine, dog or no dog – Armley Walkies has met every Sunday morning.

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They have been adopted by Bramley-based charity BARCA Leeds, no pun intended, as part of their Better Together Project and an excellent example of a community health walk.

Since forming, friends have been made, human and canine and members have been involved in other community ventures such as litter picks and dog shows, and had a Christmas Jumper walkies on Christmas Eve.

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A regular of Walkies said:

“These people have turned out to be some of the most brilliant friends I’ve had in ages. We’re a total mish-mash of awesomeness and I think that’s why it works so well.”

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The group celebrated yesterday with a cake made by one of the junior members. New members are always made welcome.

Regular updates are made on the group’s Facebook page.

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