Running the Berlin Marathon
Having never run a marathon before, and not being especially good at long distance running, I decided it would be a great idea to sign up for the 2018 Berlin Marathon. I'm still not entirely sure why I did this, and I am extremely nervous about it! I therefore decided that the best way to keep myself going through the very, very long runs, was to use it as a way to raise funds for a local charity that is very close to my heart.
Street Paws provides free of charge veterinary care for pets owned by people who are homeless or vulnerably housed. Teams of volunteer vets and veterinary nurses work on the streets in towns and city centres to engage with rough sleepers, undertake routine health checks of their pets, give out pet food, beds, collars and coats, and to administer basic treatments including microchipping and vaccinations.
Street Paws is also working closely with social landlords to help homeless people to move off the streets into pet-friendly, sustainable accommodation.
I was delighted when they asked me to become their funding adviser in February this year, and have been doing my best to help them grow and help more animals in need ever since.
Your help to raise money for Street Paws would be massively appreciated, and will keep me going when schlepping my butt out the door at silly o'clock in the morning to pound the streets of North Tyneside, and when I actually have to run 26.2 miles in Berlin next month!