Fields in Trust, the UK’s sole charity dedicated to safeguarding parks and green spaces for future generations, has unveiled its inaugural virtual fundraising event, ‘Bark for Our Parks’.

Targeting Britain’s dog lovers and their furry companions, this initiative aims to raise funds to protect green spaces across the nation.

‘Bark for Our Parks’ invites participants and their dogs to walk either 50km or 100km throughout the month of May. By placing beloved pets at the forefront, the challenge encourages families and individuals to support the preservation of green spaces, which are at risk of being lost forever if not protected.

Registration Details

Registration for the challenge opened on March 19th, with the first 1000 participants receiving a complimentary bandana for their canine companions. This family-friendly event aims to engage dog owners nationwide in a collective effort to ensure the longevity of local parks and green areas.

Gyles Brandreth, Vice President and Ambassador for Fields in Trust, emphasised the significance of the campaign, stating, “We’re a nation of dog lovers… I have been a supporter of Fields in Trust’s work for the last 30 years.” Helen Griffiths, Chief Executive of Fields in Trust, echoed Brandreth’s sentiments, highlighting the vital role of parks in addressing societal issues and advocating for universal access to green spaces.

About Fields in Trust

Since 1925, Fields in Trust has been advocating for the protection of parks and green spaces across the UK. The charity collaborates with local councils, decision-makers, and community groups to underscore the importance of these areas for physical and mental wellbeing, environmental sustainability, and community cohesion.

Despite their significance, parks have faced substantial budget cuts in recent years, with 48% of local councils anticipating further reductions in spending. ‘Bark for Our Parks’ aims to raise awareness of the challenges confronting green spaces and mobilise support from those who value their preservation.

To participate in the ‘Bark for Our Parks’ challenge and contribute to the protection of green spaces, visit