DOGS and their owners were out in force this weekend to raise money for a charity that helps the elderly.

More than 60 canines took part in a sponsored walk at Abingdon's Rye Farm Meadow on Sunday in support of Age UK Oxfordshire.

Almost £900 was raised to fund the footcare service the charity offers, which gives basic nail cutting to older people who struggle to do it themselves.

Fiona MacKay Perkins, from Age UK Oxfordshire, said: "Nail cutting is more than just making sure our clients nails are trimmed, but also helps with their balance and helps them to stay mobile and independent.

"We also realise the importance of keeping our four-legged friends claws clipped and so thought what better way to raise awareness and support for our footcare service than to combine the two."

The charity looks after 600 elderly people across Oxfordshire.