Monday, 12 January 2009

Sophie and Patch to walk from John O'Groats to Lands End for Dogs Trust!

Sophie Easterbrook and trusty Jack Russel Patch have let us know about an ambitious fundraising plan they're putting into action this summer. Sophie popped on to our Facebok page to tell us all about their plans for a 1200 mile hike from John O'Groats to Lands End, with only each other's company and a light pack full of the essentials to support them - all in aid of Dogs Trust!

The exhausting three-month trek is due to start in June 2009 and in the meantime practise walks, learning about GPS and working out how to fit the supplies into a pack that's less than 20% of Sophie's slight bodyweight are the order of the day! Fundraising has also started on Sophie's JustGiving page. She aims to raise a very generous £3,500 to help dogs in our care, so please consider supporting her in her energetic effort!

Sophie has already started a blog to document the planning process, and it looks like she'd welcome any helpful advice from others who have undertaken similar walks. Maybe she can contact Trish, who also did her 'trudge' from one end of the country to the other to help dogs!

We wish Sophie and Patch all the best in this endeavour and thank them both very much for their generosity. We really appreciate it and hope that this post will help bring in donations from far and wide!

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