We’ve very pleased to say that we have 14 cat lovers running the London Marathon 2017 to raise funds for Cats Protection. One of our dedicated supporters, Debbie Hunt is taking part on behalf of the newly-formed North Bristol Branch.
“I have four beautiful cats and love all animals,” says Debbie. “My cats are my furry inspirations to run for Cats Protection and are very lucky to have their forever home and be very loved. I want all cats and animals to have a home and feel safe and loved, so being able to help local kitties in Bristol is perfect.”
|Debbie's cat Bob. Photo: Carly Wong at The Pet Collective www.thepetcollective.co.uk|
“[The hardest bit will be] getting through mile 18-20, tiredness and any pain. I need to break the race down into chunks and use visualisation to get through. Not forgetting to enjoy the race!”
|Debbie's an experienced marathon runner|
Debbie’s aiming to raise £1,750 for her local branch – you can show your support by donating here.
Another plucky supporter who will be running the marathon for Cats Protection is Jessica Webb, who is hoping to raise £1,500 for our Canterbury & District Branch.
“The London Marathon is a challenge I've always wanted to have a go at,” Jessica explains. “My two cats are my first ever pets and I absolutely adore them! Seeing how much animal abuse there is nowadays I feel passionately about helping abused and neglected kitties and cats.”
|Jessica and cat, Tiger|
|Jessica's looking forward to running the London Marathon!|
“The sense of pride when I finally get to race day surely will be one of the best feelings ever!”
If you’d like to support Jessica, you can donate here.
Both ladies have fundraising pages on Virgin Money Giving, which will claim gift aid on Cats Protection’s behalf where the donor is eligible.
Join the team in 2018Want to be part of the #CatChampions team in 2018? We have nine gold bond places for Cats Protection supporters to run the Virgin Money London Marathon on behalf of the charity to raise vital funds to help the cats and kittens in our care. You can of course nominate a local branch or centre to support. Find out more at www.cats.org.uk/vlm18
We also welcome runners taking part in any local or national event and at any distance. If you have your own place in a run and would like to support Cats Protection please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org