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£645raised of £500 target by 32 supporters

    Weʼve raised £645 to support The Pack Project by riding 100 miles along the South Downs Way.

    The South Downs Way
    Funded on Wednesday, 4th October 2017

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    On the 3rd of September 2017 I will drive from Mid Devon to Winchester, load all my gear into my saddle panniers and set out on my Appaloosa mare, Maddy, across the South Downs with the plan to arrive in Eastbourne on the 6th September, 4 days and 100 miles later.

    Founder of 'The Pack Project', Laura Walker, works tirelessly in her 'free time' traveling Europe, to help these small rescues, often run by only one or two dedicated people in squalid conditions.

    These amazing humans take on the often thankless (and sadly always endless) task of saving animals from kill shelters across Europe and finding them loving homes. They get no pay or reward for the hard, dirty work and gruelling hours they invest.

    When I read the stories Laura writes about the women she's currently working with in a Romanian shelter I feel truly humbled by the love and huge dedication these wonderful people show to these poor animals.

    So if we can help by improving the working conditions for them, and in turn the living conditions of their animals, while also helping reduce the issue long term by setting up spay and neuter projects then I urge you please to give whatever you can - no amount is to small!

    'The Pack Project supports smaller European rescue centres, helping them promote dogs for adoption on a bigger scale than they are currently. By visiting the rescue centres and setting up processes for assessment, we hope to help potential owners get to know the dogs 'virtually' so they are confident in adopting them. There is also a spay and neuter program currently being established to reduce the stray populations of European countries.'

    *I will be covering all my own expenses on this trip so every penny you donate will go to The Pack Project.

    Many Thanks, Emma xx



    • Emma Bowyer10 months ago
      Emma Bowyer

      Emma Bowyer

      10 months ago

      We did it! Thank you all so much for your donations. The ride was awesome, although tougher than I expected. The weather was typically British for the first three days which made the going tough but on the last day the sun came out and I had the most spectacular 360 degree views all the way to Eastbourne. I highly recommend riding/cycling/walking this amazing ancient pathway, it is literally littered with historical sites and you pass through some really beautiful villages along the way. Many thanks again for all your support! Emma & Maddy xx

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    • Emma Bowyer1 year ago
      Emma Bowyer

      Emma Bowyer

      1 year ago

      Thank you all so, so much for your generous donations!! Less than three weeks to go, eek am getting a little excited now! :)

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    • Anonymous


      Sep 29, 2017

      Sorry, I meant to do this ages ago. Well done

    • Felicity Davis

      Felicity Davis

      Sep 29, 2017

      Excellent effort! Well done on your journey for such a great cause!


    • Hilary Johnson

      Hilary Johnson

      Sep 8, 2017

      Well done xx


    • Heather Seems

      Heather Seems

      Sep 8, 2017

      Well done Emma!


    • YVONNE Gibbons

      YVONNE Gibbons

      Sep 5, 2017



    • Peter  Fowler

      Peter Fowler

      Sep 5, 2017

      Emma you're an inspiration - hope you have fun on the way. Love Peter & Chris


    • Tammy Hayes

      Tammy Hayes

      Sep 3, 2017


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    Emma Bowyer

    Emma Bowyer

    The South Downs Way

    I love the thrill of packing my saddle bags, getting on my horse and exploring new country. The South Downs Way is the longest, continuous bridleway in the UK & has been on my bucket list for a while! If I can also raise money for a worthwhile cause, then all the better!

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