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£1,533raised of £1,000 target by 93 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,533 to help Many Tears Animal Rescue Centre

    Location
    Porthcawl, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Friday, 5th January 2018

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    Story

    In 2017 I’m running every single day of the year to raise money and awareness for Many Tears Animal Rescue in Llanelli.

    Many Tears take in and re-home dogs who – more often than not – have had a pretty traumatic time. Many of them are ex-breeding dogs who were never even given a name, let alone a chance to run in the park or a comfortable sofa to lie on at the end of the day. They help these dogs find homes where they will be loved and become members of a family – something that every dog wants and deserves. They also help many of these dogs have life changing operations in order to see or walk again, after years of only knowing pain and confusion. The rescue centre receives no funding at all, and has gone through many challenges to keep doing the extraordinary work that it does – and this is why I needed to do something to help.

    As I write this almost 150 days in, running every day is probably the hardest thing I have ever done, but I knew I had to do something difficult and different here. So far this year, I have run in everything from hailstones and freezing winds (next to the sea…) to intense, dehydrating heat. I’ve run with head colds, painful fatigue, sore knees, backache and hangovers. The point is, however I feel each day, thinking about what these dogs have gone through gets me out there and gets me through it without fail – because they deserve to be thought about every day.

    If you have a dog in your family, you probably understand.

    You can read my blog, which is something that I’ve been writing since the challenge started in January by visiting:

    http://www.markbowen.co.uk

    Thank you.

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    • Mark Bowen2 months ago
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      2 months ago
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    • Mark Bowen2 months ago
      Mark Bowen

      Mark Bowen

      2 months ago

      345 days, 2,090km - nearly there despite every illness possible trying to get at me the past 2 months. 21 more days... Thank you so much to everyone who has donated, it means so much.

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      Mark Bowen

      4 months ago

      287 days done, 1,752km run - into the final 80 days! Thank you to everyone who has supported and donated!

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    Supporters

    93

    • Stephen Hathaway

      Stephen Hathaway

      Jan 3, 2018

      Congrats mate, great effort to sustain the commitment over 12 months.

      £36.50

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 2, 2018

      Cash donation from Mathew Enright (thanks!)

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 2, 2018

      Cash donation from David Edwards (thank you!)

      £50.00

    • Helen Payne

      Helen Payne

      Jan 2, 2018

      £10.00

    • Helen Wilton

      Helen Wilton

      Dec 31, 2017

      Well done Mark. What an achievement!

      £20.00

    • Catrin Jones (running club!)

      Catrin Jones (running club!)

      Dec 31, 2017

      Well done Mark!

      £10.00

    • Rhuanydd Clarke

      Rhuanydd Clarke

      Dec 31, 2017

      Fantastic achievement, well done!

      £20.00

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    Mark Bowen

    Mark Bowen

    Porthcawl, United Kingdom

    35 year old from Porthcawl, running every day to help rescue dogs have a better life.

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