Friday, 22 March 2013

Marathon man Mark runs for Dogs Trust



This weekend, from Saturday 22nd March, to Sunday 24th March Abington resident Mark Westall will brave the elements to run a tough 3 day marathon in aid of Dogs Trust.

Mark is a keen runner and decided to train for the marathon after he gave a home to his dog Fudge from our Newbury centre. The marathon consists of a 3 day event starting in Charmouth and finishing at the National Trust’s Shell Bay in Studland. Each day’s route took in a variety of terrain from coastal foot path to beaches and tracks and covered the length of the Jurassic Coast Line, well known for its spectacular views and tough hills.

Mark said:

“I trained my hardest and managed to run all 3 days, with my son George and dog Fudge joining me on the last day. Fudge was a rescue dog from Dogs Trust Newbury, and I wanted to give something back as the staff there do a terrific job of finding suitable homes for unwanted or abandoned dogs, who are perfectly healthy and happy but in need of a loving home.”

Maureen Iggleden, Manager at Dogs Trust Newbury said:

“A 3 day marathon is an outstanding achievement and we are thrilled to receive Mark’s support for our centre and the wider charity. So many of our lovely dogs need homes, and with all proceeds from Mark’s marathon going to Dogs Trust, we will be able to continue caring for them to our best ability until they find their forever homes “

To sponsor Mark, please visit:


Thank you to Mark for taking on such a challenge!  We truly appreciate your support!


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