DOGS (and their owners) are invited to put their best paw forward to raise cash for a life-saving charity.

Essex and Herts Air Ambulance is hosting its annual Heli Hounds walk on March 1.

The walk will start at charity’s base at Earls Colne business park and will be a three mile adventure through the picturesque grounds of the Marks Hall Estate.

Events manager Emily Donnachie 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.

The walk starts at 9am and for more information on how to join in, go to or call 03452417690.