Please Help us raise money for 'Battersea Dogs and Cats Home'.
VioVet is supporting Alex Wares and his partner Claire Slaney as they run in this year's London Marathon.
Alex has worked alongside VioVet for three years and Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is close to his heart as they adopted a beautiful Staffordshire bull terrier called Minnie in 2011 from the charity.
(Claire and Alex with their rescue dog Minnie)
"I shall be running the London Marathon on 22nd April 2012. We have a team target of £4,000 to raise and both we and Battersea Dogs and Cats (and Minnie) would be so grateful for any donations people may be able to make." Alex.
In order to make a donation please go to our page here.
Minnie was rescued by the selfless team at Battersea Dog's and Cat's home after the family she lived with didn't want her anymore. This was the second time she had been abandoned. They looked after Minnie and nursed her back to health until she was ready to be re-homed.
So please, help us to say thank you, help Battersea care for the thousands of dogs and cats who have often been so cruelly treated.
Minnie has also become famous! She writes a weekly news update and has also been made into a character in the recently launched game ‘Off The Leash’ by the team at Big Pixel Studios
Thanking you in advance,
Alex, Claire, Minnie and the team at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.
About the Charity
Every year Battersea gives around 10,000 lost, abandoned and neglected dogs and cats another chance at a happy life.
There are many reasons why cats and dogs arrive at home. Sometimes it’s because their owner has passed away, sometimes it’s because they are cruelly dumped on our doorstep. No matter what their background, Battersea will be their home between homes.
The love we show our vulnerable dogs and cats is free, but the rest costs money. We receive no government funding. We rely entirely on the generosity of others, to keep our doors open 365 days a year.
The money that you raise will help us to continue to care for the 10,000 lost, abandoned and neglected dogs and cats that come through our gates each year. We receive no Government funding, so we are reliant on people’s generosity to continue to provide a Home between homes for our dogs and cats.
This week my challenge to myself was to run the fastest 20KM run I could round the streets of sunny south London. My route took in Dulwich, Herne Hill, Tulse Hill, Gypsy Hill (yep a lot of hills!), Crystal Palace, Honor Oak, Brockley, New Cross, Peckham and Camberwell. I was joined for a few minutes by a nutter drinking high alcohol lager in Peckham shouting me encouragement for the Olympics! Anyway I reached my door with the none too shabby time of 1:50. Next update from the Himalayas where my training continues....
VioVet want as many people to support Alex and Claire so please donate today. Every pound helps!
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