A charity mascot has arrived in Yorkshire as part of a fundraising and awareness campaign for a non-animal medical research charity.
Hadwen the toy beagle is travelling around the UK on behalf of the Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT).
Supporters are invited to take pictures of Hadwen at landmarks in their area, before sending them to the charity for use on social media.
This week, Hadwen arrived in Yorkshire where he was accompanied by DHT supporter Jane Speller, from Brighouse.
Jane, 41, abstained from alcohol for six months earlier this year to raise £300 for the charity and is currently setting up a supporter group in Huddersfield.
She said: “It is a real privilege to be one of the first supporters to accompany Hadwen on his journey. The work which the DHT is doing is fantastic and this is a great fundraising initiative which I am proud to be a part of.”
Hadwen set off on his journey from Manchester, where the campaign launch was supported by actress Joanna Lumley.
Dr Kay Miller, DHT group head of operations, said: “We want Hadwen’s Journey to raise awareness and much-needed funds to help us make a real difference. Medical research can and should take place without using animals.
“We now hope that Hadwen’s journey around the UK continues with the help of those who would like to pass on a gift that has both an ethical and scientific purpose.”
To support the fundraising campaign, visit www.justgiving.com/Hadwen .
Hadwen the beagle is available to buy from the charity’s website, with proceeds going to support non-animal medical research. For details, visit www.drhadwentrust.org/donate/online-shop-2 .
To join the Huddersfield DHT supporter group, contact email@example.com.