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£750raised of £500 target by 42 supporters

    Weʼve raised £750 to help keep the Petrosani private shelter open and feed and care for the dogs in it.

    Location
    Lincoln, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Saturday, 21st October 2017

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    On 1st October 2017, I will be running the Lincoln Half Marathon, and a fortnight later on 15th October, I will be taking part in the Spires & Steeples 26 mile challenge. The half marathon starts and finishes in the Lincoln Showground and is a 13.1 mile course – luxury compared to the Spires & Steeples run, which is double the distance and involves fields, stiles, plenty of mud and the odd cow and chicken! It’s a real challenge, especially if you make some unexpected detours along the way!

    I am doing this to raise funds for the Saving Hope Group and in memory of one of the special dogs this group has helped – the gentle giant "Rainbow" shown in the photo. The group was set up in response to seeing the appalling conditions in which dogs in the public shelters of Romania were, and still are, kept. Joining forces with the owner of a private shelter in Petrosani, the group began trying to help some of these poor dogs and take better care of them. Donations now keep this private shelter afloat and feed the dogs living there – currently there are around 170 dogs, and the cost of keeping them alive and safe is immense.

    Rainbow was lucky enough to be given the chance of a lifetime after spending many years in the shelter. Funds were raised to take him out of Petrosani and he was rehomed him in Scotland, where he experienced happiness he never knew existed with his wonderful owners Ian and Julie. Sadly, Rainbow passed away recently after too short a time with them, but what time he did have was filled with love, warmth, happiness and security. So I will be completing this challenge with Rainbow in my mind, and the Petrosani dogs in my heart; in the hope that one day many more will be as lucky as Rainbow. For the dogs that will live out their lives in the private shelter, the least we can provide them with is safety, security and food, so shelter must remain open.

    Thank you for your support and for visiting my page #Rainbow's Run. Saving Hope Group

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    • Katie Leddie4 months ago
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      4 months ago

      4 hours 11 minutes. Feeling fantastic!!

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    • Katie Leddie4 months ago
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      4 months ago

      Done and dusted and feel fantastic! https://www.strava.com/activities/1231405086

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    Supporters

    42

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 14, 2017

      £10.00

    • Miles Yarrington

      Miles Yarrington

      Oct 14, 2017

      £20.00

    • Karen Snowdon

      Karen Snowdon

      Oct 13, 2017

      £10.00

    • Margaret Williams

      Margaret Williams

      Oct 8, 2017

      Go Katie, with you all the way. <3

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 6, 2017

      £5.00

    • Lynn Dumbrell

      Lynn Dumbrell

      Oct 2, 2017

      Great cause, well done Katie.

      £50.00

    • Caroline Richards

      Caroline Richards

      Sep 30, 2017

      Go Katie 💜💜 xx

      £5.00

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    Katie Leddie

    Katie Leddie

    Lincoln, United Kingdom

    Owner of two Rommies and Wilbur the Beardie ❤️

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