Like many charities, the Covid-19 pandemic has hit our rescue hard. With all of our fundraising events cancelled for the foreseeable future and with restrictions on our rehoming ability, generating income has not only become a challenge but is vital in order to protect our uncertain future.

Claire Ryan, Fundraising Manager, says: “It is a worrying time for us but we are doing all we can to keep going and raise funds for our rescue dogs so they can live happy and healthy lives until we are able to find them forever homes.

“We thought while the sun is beginning to shine and with many of us spending more time outdoors, May would be a great time to launch a challenge that is not only fun but is sure to get you up on your feet!”

Starting on May 1st, we’re asking you to complete 60 miles over the course of the month while fundraising for our rescue dogs along the way. We’re encouraging any one of any physical ability to get involved – you can walk it, run it, cycle it, hop it! However, you would like to complete it you can.

Signing up couldn’t be simpler with our 4 easy steps:

  • Step 1: Sign up via this link: https://givp.nl/e/OoAVnJ5Y Then set up a Facebook fundraiser and share it with your friends and family asking for support

  • Step 2: Join our Facebook group where those who are completing the challenge will be sharing their progress and offering encouragement to keep you motivated

  • Step 3: Get on your feet (it’s less than 2 miles a day!)

  • Step 4: Complete 60 miles

Not only will you receive a thank you pack once the challenge is over there are also prizes up for grabs!

If you raise £50+ you will receive a ‘Adopt Don’t Shop’ trolley coin with your pack. If you raise £75+ you will receive a ‘Adopt Don’t Shop’ trolley coin and t-shirt with your pack, and if you raise and incredible £200+ you will receive all of that, plus a cosy hoodie.

Claire continued: “The money you raise will help us to rescue and rehome hundreds of dogs in need, providing food and nourishment, training and enrichment, and life changing veterinary care. If you can support us by getting involved our furry friends would very much appreciate it!”

If you would like to find out more, please email our fundraising team at [email protected]