Hi-Tec & Ruffwear team up for Heli-Hounds Dog Walk

Raising money for EHAAT

September 21, 2018

Hi-Tec Europe and dog gear brand, Ruffwear, have joined forces to support Essex & Herts Essex Air Ambulance in their Autumn Heli Hounds dog walk.

Taking place on Sunday 14th October 2018, the Heli Hounds dog walk is designed to raise money for the air ambulance charity. The three fundraisers who raise the most money for the charity will receive a pair of Hi-Tec walking boots or a Ruffwear dog harness.

What is Heli Hounds?

Heli Hounds is the perfect event for dogs and their humans to join forces and paws to raise money for a worthy cause, while also having a fun day out together. 

The main event is the Heli Hounds dog walk, a 3 mile walk for dog owners and their pooches. Starting at EHAAT office’s in Little Hadham, Essex, the circular dog walk will take participants off-road through beautiful scenery.

The fun doesn’t stop after the dog walk is over. There will be plenty more for owners and their best friends to enjoy during the Autumn Heli Hounds event, including:

•    Dog show classes – does your dog have what it takes to win a pedigree or novelty class?
•    Doggy photo-booth – take home a stunning picture of your pooch to remember your fun day
•    Gun dog demonstrations – with dog behaviourist and trainer, Adem Fehmi from Dog Ease 
•    Meet TV dog behaviourist Dima Yeremenko – a favourite of Paul O’Grady and Noel Fitzpatrick
•    Games & agility tests – challenge your dog’s body and mind while having fun together
•    Scurry competition – if your dog is quick on their feet, they could win a treat!

When & where is the Autumn Heli Hounds event?

When: Sunday 14th October from 9am

Where: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (Herts Office), Hadham Industrial Estate, Church End, Little Hadham, Ware, SG11 2DY

The Heli Hounds 3 mile dog walk will begin at 10am. Participants should meet outside the EHAAT office.

How can I get involved?

Register and buy your tickets to take part in the Heli Hounds dog walk on the EHAAT website. 

Whether your dog is worthy of winning a Pedigree class, or just looks great in fancy dress, be sure to enter them into a dog show class too!

The first 200 people to register will receive a FREE dog bandana.


Once you’ve registered for the dog walk, it’s time to start fundraising. Set up a JustGiving page or download a sponsorship form and ask your friends, family, colleagues and fellow dog walkers to donate whatever they can. 

Remember, the three dog walkers who raise the most money for EHAAT will win a pair of Hi-Tec walking boots worth up to £100, or a Ruffwear dog harness! You’ll also get that wonderful fuzzy feeling inside, knowing that you’ve helped save lives.

Why raise money for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance?

The EHAAT’s aim is to save lives and reduce or prevent disability or suffering from critical illness and injury. They do this by delivering first class pre-hospital emergency medical service to the people of Essex, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas.

In short, they’re a team of heroes! 

With limited support from the Government, the charity relies on the generosity of people and businesses to keep them operational. 

In addition to having a huge amount of fun, we’re certain that dogs will feel proud to be a part of supporting this life saving charity. We also think they’d love to see their humans dress up ridiculously for the dog walk, in order to raise a bit more for such a worthy cause… just a suggestion!

About our Ruffwear

Ruffwear design high performance dog gear that is inspired and built for the great outdoors and outdoor pursuits. Their products are built with the same technical innovations as human apparel. So while Hi-Tec kit out their owners, Ruffwear kit out the dogs!

Whatever adventure you’re undertaking with your pooch, Ruffwear have everything they’ll need for walking in every season. They have a wide variety of products including dog boots, harnesses, leashes, beds, toys and more.

Hi-Tec strives to encourage more people to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors more. Ruffwear believe that dogs can motivate people to do that, and we have to say, we agree! The outdoors is always more enjoyable when you’re accompanied by your most loyal companion.

So who better to join us in supporting the Autumn Heli Hounds event than Ruffwear. Hi-Tec look after the Human’s outdoor needs while Ruffwear look after your furry friends.

You can see more of Ruffwears fabulous products on the Ruffwear website.