ALMOST a dozen dogs and their dedicated walkers stepped out in the rain to raise money for charity.

The sponsored dog walk was organised by some of the young people involved with the Brandon Carrside Youth Project, based in Brandon, near Durham.

A total of 27 people and 11 dogs took part in the 5km walk around the village.

They raised £144 for the Dog’s Trust, which helps rehome abandoned animals.

Youth worker Natalie O’Connor said: “It’s been really good. Even though we had quite a bit of rain there has been good support.”

The walk started from Brandon Cricket Club and finished at the youth project’s base in Carr Avenue, where participants warmed up over a hot drink and refreshments.

It was organised by member’s of the area’s youth planning committee, which is made of a group of 13 and 14-year-olds, who decided they would like to raise some funds for the Dog’s Trust.