On Saturday November 12th Bobby Mcgarrigle managed to track down all of the Brighton Snowdogs with his daughter Billie. This already impressive feat was made even more impressive as they managed it during a downpour of torrential rain. Their hunt took the whole day, was 23 miles in length, and, according to Bobby’s watch, burned 2300 calories. Talking of the day afterwards, Mr. Mcgarrigle said, “Are we mad… yes, I think we probably are”
The pair started just after 9am, paying a visit to Brighton & Hove Albion F.C.’s pooch, Rose. Next was the hardest part of their trip: a 5 mile walk to Brighton Marina. After seeing the dogs there and a quick McDonalds fuel-up, they headed towards Kemptown, Queens Park, the Aquarium, the Pier and then all the way to Churchill Square to see one of their favourite pooches, Mod Dog. Thinking that The Big Beach Café might close early due to the weather, they then darted towards Hove to see Boomer. After venturing to Hove Park, they headed back into Brighton, passing a bunch of Snowdogs including namesake Bobby before snaking their way to their final destination of Preston Park. Then they returned home soaked to the skin but happy with their achievement.
Bobby has been a great supporter of Martlets for quite some time now. Asked why, he had this to say:
“Last year I lost my brother-in-law Mark. His wife and my wife joined the Martlets Choir. This made me realize the amazing work Martlets do – the care and compassion are incredible. After Mark died the comfort that his wife still receives to this day truly brilliant. I never had any idea how much it costs each day to give such amazing care – therefore I ran the London Marathon for Martlets and do whatever I can do to raise awareness. There is absolutely nothing compared to the work every single Marlets staff member does.”