We’re thrilled to announce our 60 Miles in May challenge is back! Help us to raise vital funds for rescue dogs in our care by signing up today! The concept is simple, complete 60 miles across the month of May, in any way you choose, whether that be running, walking, skipping, swimming, cycling, or perhaps something more inventive.

Our charity operates dog rescue and community support services across the three regions of Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire & Yorkshire. Last year we cared for over 375 dogs, and supported hundreds more in our local communities, all thanks to the generosity of supporters like you!

Already ahead of the game, Snap Fitness in Gainsborough have five staff members signed up to take on the challenge and they are on a mission to sign up as many of their gym members as possible too!

The team at Snap Fitness are self-confessed dog lovers and have chosen Jerry Green Dog Rescue as one of two charities to support across 2023. Completing 60 Miles in May is just one way they plan on fundraising for us. Talking about the challenge, Club Manager, Laura Markham said;

‘At Snap Fitness we’re here to encourage people to enjoy their training and make being active part of their lives in a fun and enjoyable way.

‘We are taking on the challenge individually in a variety of different ways from walking, running, cycling, walking our own dogs and some may say insanely, via the stair master.

‘We've broken it down into daily, bite size chunks to box off throughout the month to make it as achievable as possible and so people can integrate the challenge into their daily lives.

‘We ideally want to raise as much money as possible for Jerry Green Dog Rescue to help to care for and find homes for all the dogs in their care!’

Registration for 60 Miles in May is free, and each participant will receive a FREE t-shirt, plus a certificate and medal on completion. There’s prizes up for grabs for reaching key fundraising milestones. Supporters who raise over £100 will receive a free ‘do it for the dogs’ neck buff, and those who raise over £300 will receive a 60 Miles in May hoody.

We caught up with Alex Drewett, Fundraising Manager at Jerry Green Dog Rescue about why you should get behind the challenge;

‘Jerry Green Dog Rescue cares for hundreds of dogs in need every year, with the demand on our services increasing exponentially due to the pandemic, and now the cost of living crisis, and we are seeing more dogs, in more desperate need than we have for many years.

'We receive no government or lottery funding and so rely entirely on the generosity of our wonderful supporters to continue our vital work. 60 Miles in May offers a simple, accessible and fun opportunity for our communities to come together, get some sunshine, raise some precious pennies and earn some great prizes. So sign up today for free, and let’s do it for the dogs!’

New to this year, kick start your challenge by completing the first two miles with our Jerry Green team at a Woofing Walkies event. Taking place from 10am on Monday 1st May across all three Jerry Green Dog Rescue centres which are in North Lincolnshire, South Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, it’s the perfect way to meet like-minded supporters and have lots of fun.

We would like to express our appreciation for the valued support of our 2023 Keystone partners; Vitalin Pet Foods and Attis Insurance Brokers for proudly sponsoring 60 Miles in May.

To sign up to 60 Miles in May, click here!