THIS year’s dogathon will take place along the seafront into Southchurch Park East on Sunday, October 5, from 3pm to 5pm.

The mile-long charity dog walk from the green at the end of St Augustine’s Avenue, near Thorpe Bay Tennis Club, to the park costs £5 per dog to enter.

Each dog will receive a rosette and a doggy bag to go home with.

Entrants are asked to raise a minimum of £15 in sponsorship as all proceeds go to Peaceful Place, a charity which improves the quality of life for people living with early onset dementia.

Registration forms can be downloaded from future-events