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Weʼre raising £1,500 to help support Lizzie's Barn Sanctuary in Carmarthenshire. The Sanctuary rescues and rehomes abused, abandoned and forgotten dogs.

Port Talbot, UK
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Anyone who knows me will tell you that I have two real passions in life
1. Dogs/Animals

I am a dog owner myself and have 3 beautiful dogs Oscar a fox red Golden Retriever, Beau an elegant Standard Poodle and Louis a sporty, playful Standard Poodle. I always wanted a dog since being a child and when I became an adult for a long time I was unable to as I had a full time, demanding legal career. My first dog came 8 years ago and I have never looked back.

I would love to take more but we do not have the room. It breaks my heart to see poor neglected, abandoned , abused animals. People who take on a pet and then decide it no longer fits their lifestyle after owning it for years. My motto is that an animal is family and is with you for life through thick and thin.

Lizzie's Barn Sanctuary is especially close to my heart as I have seen FIRST HAND the amazing work done by the volunteers there and Fionna Ashman the owner. Forgotten, abused, abandoned dogs are taken into a safe environment, loved, cared for, given medical attention and where possible rehomed. Sadly some of the dogs there are too sick to be rehomed but they are cared for with endless love and given any medical attention required even if it means it comes from the owner's pocket.

This is a family run rescue and all monies raised are either from adoption fees , donations or fundraising.

As a keen runner I have been lucky to get 2 ballot places this year in Great North Run on 9 Sept and Chicago Marathon on 7 Oct.

I thought long and hard about who I wanted to help and this organisation would really benefit any spare funds that people can give. Money raised will cover costs such as vet fees, emergency surgery costs, upkeep of the kennels etc and will really make a difference.

Please help me to give something back and to help the forgotten dogs by supporting Lizzie's Barn Sanctuary.

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  • Claire Thomas2 months ago
    Claire Thomas

    Claire Thomas

    2 months ago

    Still on a massive high after Chicago. What a place and what an event. A new personal best for me at this distance by over 4 and half minutes. I would love to go back one day, even as a holiday.

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  • Claire Thomas2 months ago
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    Claire Thomas

    2 months ago

    Yay I did it. Chicago Marathon was amazing and I got a new marathon pb by over 4 minutes The crowds were the best I have ever experienced and helped keep me going. Chicago folk are so generous. The route was testing but I got through it. Thank you all for the superb support .

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  • Claire Thomas3 months ago
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    Claire Thomas

    3 months ago

    Massive thank you to my Veterniary surgery St James vet who today presented me with a cheque in sponsorship of my Chicago marathon.

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Page last updated on: 10/27/2018 9:53 AM



  • Hayley Barratt

    Hayley Barratt

    Oct 27, 2018

    Well done Claire.


  • Kristian Garner

    Kristian Garner

    Oct 20, 2018




    Oct 12, 2018

    Donation from Ian Hirth. Thanks for sending the Chicago Tribune for me. Congratulations on your run and 6 star


  • Portrush Iron man and Gilard

    Portrush Iron man and Gilard

    Oct 8, 2018

    Dream it do it done it x


  • Jason Fawkes

    Jason Fawkes

    Sep 27, 2018

    Good Luck!


  • David Stacey

    David Stacey

    Sep 20, 2018


  • Sian Phillips

    Sian Phillips

    Sep 20, 2018

    Good luck Claire!


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Claire Thomas

Claire Thomas

Port Talbot, UK

I am a passionate animal lover and owner of 3 dogs. Lizzie Barn sanctuary rescues and rehomes abused, forgotten and unwanted dogs and provides a loving safe environment. It is a small rescue desperately in need of funds. I want to help and support the fabulous work they do.

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