Walk For Eric


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Everyone is invited to do a sponsored WALK FOR ERIC, between the 2nd and 17th of November 2018, or you could just make a donation to raise funds for Ridgeback Rescue.

My beautiful boy, Eric, came into my life on 26th May 2014. Over the years our bond grew stronger, so much so that we could read each other’s thoughts, body language and mood. Eric’s favourite place was next to me on the sofa. He would let me know what he wanted by staring at me and then walking over to his blanket and nudging it with his nose, which was the signal for me to cover the sofa so that he could climb on. He even tried sitting on the edge of the sofa which was so funny to see. Eric saw me through some very difficult, troubling and low times.

He brought a sense of light, comfort and joy into my life, with his quiet, gentle but mischievous character. Eric was loved by everyone who knew him and would be the first one to greet them at the gate as they arrived. He was part of the family. I was devastated when Eric died, but I am grateful that he had a beautiful final day, playing with his toys and with visits from his neighbours, family and friends. Eric died peacefully, in his favourite place on the sofa and with his head on my knee, as I stroked his ears.

I consider myself extremely fortunate to have had Eric and, as heartbreaking as it is, now that he has gone, I would not have missed all the fabulous times I had with him. I will be forever grateful to Ridgeback Rescue and all the work that they do.

Thank you Jo

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Total donations: £280.00

Kathryn and Sarah


£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Hi Jo This is a wonderful thing to do and we're sure Ridgeback Rescue will be very grateful. We loved doing out walk for Eric and thank you for this. love and best wishes, Kathryn and Sarah

Linda Gill and Florence


£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Jo Burgess


£150.00 (+ £37.50 giftaid)

Thank you to family, friends and neighbours for your generous donations to a very good cause. Eric is often in my thoughts and especially at this time. Jo xx

Linda and Chris


£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Dear Eric, my friend I loved our walks together. I miss your gorgeous face; that happy face when we walked, the wrinkly, hopeful expression when you wanted a treat and that sad look when it rained! Loved by so many, a special boy. Love Linda and Chris xx



£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)

I will walk my two dogs, Phoebe a GSD and Penny a Spanish Beagle both rescue dogs in their favourite park today, with extra time to sniff around instead of hurrying them up xx



£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Sue Kelsall


£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)

Had a lovely walk while thinking of Eric

Michael Forkin


£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)

My walk for Eric was to the Black Lion pub in the Churnet valley with the dogs. Cheers Eric! Mick

Linda Forkin


£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Remembering lots of happy times spent with Eric and Jo and looking forward to A Walk for Eric.