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    Weʼve raised £255 to put toward the 'Stride out for Silva' campaign to fund a safe agility area and/or enclosed space for dogs around Chester in memory of Silva

    Chester, UK
    Funded on Friday, 24th August 2018

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    Some of you in and around Chester may have heard this tragic story. On 13th March 2018, a couple were walking their dog Silva in the Countess of Chester Country Park. She slipped down the side of Knoll Bridge and fell into the water. She couldn’t get out and the strong current pulled her under and devastatingly she drowned.

    The council are working at making the area safe so that this can never happen again and there are signs up advising dogs to be kept on leads there.

    Silva‘s owners Natalie and Jamie want to raise funds to create a safe enclosed area for dogs to play in memory of Silva. Over £1000 has already been raised.

    A MARATHON IN A MONTH: On 29th April, I ran the Chester Half Marathon to help raise funds toward this. I'm pleased to say that I beat my target time of 2:20 and ran it in 2:17! I am also going to be running the Liverpool Rock and Roll Half Marathon on 20th May to try to raise even more money in Silva's memory.

    I will pay the additional fee that Just Giving take for crowdfunding pages to make sure that everything you donate goes toward this.

    Before this terrible tragedy, I wanted to also help support our local hedgehog rescue and will also be donating 10% of what I raise to help the hedgehogs who are sadly in decline in our countrysides, and will continue to raise money for this ongoing within my new pet shop on Parkgate Road. Facebook @imperialpetsuk.

    Thank you so much everyone, and let’s all Stride out for Silva! 💜🐾



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      • Sarah Austin

        Sarah Austin

        May 28, 2018

        Hoping to support a great cause on sunday but so sad at the same time xx


      • Angela Harrold.

        Angela Harrold.

        May 20, 2018

        Hope you do well, and raise lots of money, I'm memory of Silva.


      • Angela Dellamy

        Angela Dellamy

        May 20, 2018

        Good Luck xxx


      • Gillian Hardy

        Gillian Hardy

        May 20, 2018

        Good luck darlingx


      • James


        May 8, 2018

        Welldone on your Chester half marathon!! The best of luck for Liverpool :)


      • Anonymous


        May 5, 2018

        Well done for Silva

      • Ruth Fleming

        Ruth Fleming

        May 2, 2018

        Thanks so much for your support to Silva’s fundraising xx


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