Take your pooch for a walk this spring and help support a life-saving air ambulance charity.

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT), is holding its annual Heli Hounds event on March 1.

Starting from EHAAT’s Charity Office on Earls Colne Business Park, a three-mile route will take participants through the picturesque grounds of the Marks Hall Estate.

Following the walk, which starts at 10am, there will be dog-related attractions to enjoy and stalls to browse.

Burnham & District Dog Training will be present with dancing dog demonstrations and ‘how to’ sessions.

There will be a dog show with a selection of classes to enter including; best rescue, best veteran, handsome dog, prettiest bitch, cutest puppy, child’s best friend, little and large, dog/owner lookalike.

Emily Donnachie, Events Manager at EHAAT, said: “Our Heli Hounds walk is a really popular, fun event with hundreds of people and their dogs joining us each year.

“Because EHAAT is a charity, the money raised by events such as this is important in keeping our life-saving service operational. It would be great to see as many people as possible come along with their dogs. You can help save a life just by taking your `pawsome’ pal for a walk and getting sponsored.

“If 300 dog walkers each managed to get £30-£50 in sponsorship money, we could raise over £10,000, enough to fund four life-saving missions.”

Registrations are now open online or by calling 0345 2417 690.

Pre-registrations for the walk are just £7.50 beforehand or £10 on the day.

Entries for the dog show are £1.50 in advance or £2 on the day.