Last September I was in a wheelchair with no idea if I would walk again


This September I will be participating in Day One (10 miles) of the North Devon Coastal Challange to raise money for Bath Cats and Dogs Home.


Multiple Sclerosis has put me in a wheelchair more than once, and has already deprived me of most of my eyesight and left me in permanant pain, but last September I was in the middle of the longest spell in a wheelchair I have had to date and I was terrified. I'm lucky. I have wonderful family and friends who have worked with me to regain my independance and stood by my side as I took my first unsteady steps.


In Febuary I got my little Partner in Crime, Alfie, a daschund cross who took his first outside steps as I was starting to take mine. On the good days we go on adventures and on the bad days he never leaves my side. Multiple Sclerosis has taken so many things away from me, and Alfie has given so many of them back.


My brother told me that these 10 miles may as well be Mount Everest, and he is right. It will be a struggle, and it will be extremely hard.


Learning to walk again is one of the most difficult things I've ever had to do, and it makes me smile so, so much to think that last Spetember, 2012, I couldn't walk to the kitchen and this September, 2013, I will be walking along a 10 mile stretch of beautiful coastline.


So please help me reach my £2,000 target. We take so many things for granted. Walking is certainly one of them but the unconditional love that animals show to the people they meet is another. The cost of the walk and lodginings is £160 which will be taken from the total, so that means that £1,840 will be going straight into the paws of Bath Cats and Dogs Homes many residents.


Even the smallest donation is very gratefully received, and who knows, we may even pass the £2,000 mark. Now that would be truly amazing.


Thank you,


All our love Alison Katy & Alfie

Updates 4

So we finished the walk and had an amazing time :D Really have been killed off a bit but was certainly worth it. Hopeing that more lovely people will want to donate so that we can reach the £2,000 target x

01/10/13 11:56

Disaster has struck! Alfie hurt his leg and needs an operation on it, so he will no get to enjoy the beautiful coastline from the comfort of a bag wrapped in a softy blanket. Honestly. Some dogs will do anything to get out of a 10 mile walk. Bless.

19/09/13 11:30

Been cycling with my brother and Alfie the Wonder Dog this morning, going walking later and off to hand more flyers out today :) Getting very nervous that I'm not going to reach the £2,000 mark. Pretty pretty please pass this page along to help me reach it :) X

03/09/13 11:30

Been building up my walking time with Alfie, and keeping up the bike rides to keep fit. Am amazed how far I've come in just a year :D

06/08/13 08:11

Raising money for

Bath Cats and Dogs Home

Bath Cats and Dogs Home

Charity Registration No. 205594

We are one of the busiest re-homing centres in the UK, providing shelter and veterinary care for over 2,000 abandoned and unwanted animals a year, operating a strict non destruction policy. Although an affiliated branch of the national RSPCA, we receive no funding for our £3,760 a day running costs.

Donations 23

Added by dad on behalf of Robert & Bernice - well done!

Donation by Robert & Bernice Lawrence on 30/10/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Just read you story in Dogs Today. Your an inspiration Alison, well done you and all the very best for the future x

Donation by Sharon McBride on 14/10/13


Fantastic achievement - very well done.

Donation by Jon Parker on 12/10/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done. Hope you meet your target

Donation by Jacqui Robinson on 12/10/13


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Just read about your amazing endeavour in Dogs Today. What a gargantuan effort this must have been for you. What a lovely person you are! Atta girl and keep out of that chair!

Donation by Anonymous on 11/10/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good for you - I wish you well for the future

Donation by Anonymous on 11/10/13


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

I did the trek last year and hope you reach your target. Your story is really inspirational. Good luck Alison and Alfie.

Donation by Linda Murray on 29/09/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck from mum & dad - have a wonderful day.

Donation by Robert & Maggie Wood on 26/09/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Good luck x

Donation by Claire Horton-Bussey on 22/09/13


+ £0.75 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 19/09/13

Met you at Elvaston this morning and found your story inspirational.

Donation by Doug on 03/09/13


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If only more people were willing to be pro active in helping the world be a better place then maybe it wouldn't be in such a mess. Well done and good luck. You're a star. John

Donation by John Bellamy on 25/08/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Allie and Alfie, we are rooting for you xxx

Donation by Louis, Becky & Rosie on 23/08/13


+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 20/08/13

Donation by Thomas Bewick on 19/08/13


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Good for you Allie. You are a star and an inspiration

Donation by Rebecca on 14/08/13

Hi - met you at Elvaston Castle when I was riding my naughty pony! Here's a contribution - I hope your (and Alfie's!) training goes well :)

Donation by Lisa on 07/08/13


All the best Alison and Good Luck!

Donation by Alma Smith on 06/08/13

Good luck Alison. Best wishes to you and Alfie.

Donation by Allen Kerr (S&T) on 03/08/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 30/07/13


via sms

Good luck Ali and Alfie! Best feet and paws forward. Love Sam, Jim, Millie (woof) and Jess (licky kisses) x x

Donation by Sam and Jim on 25/07/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

It's a really amazing thing you are going to do! Best of luck!

Donation by Matt and Annie-Leigh on 25/07/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Hey! Really looking forward to doing this challenge with you. I wish you lots of luck and a nice day for it. Love from Alfie and Simon xxx

Donation by Simon Shaw on 23/07/13


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£663.00
  • Offline donations£60.00
  • Text donations£10.00
  • Total raised£733.00
  • Gift Aid£107.00

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