Ashleigh Hodges

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Fundraising for Cats Protection
raised of £2,500 target
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Event: London Marathon 2022, on 2 October 2022
London Marathon 2022
Campaign by Cats Protection (RCN 203644, SC037711)
Our team of Cat Champions will take on the 2022 London Marathon to raise vital funds to help cats and kittens.


 This is crazy. I’ve never been very fit, if anything I was the one friends and family would take this piss out of for getting out of breath all the time. I was also the last person to finish any form of running at schools, and would plead sickness during cross country. So it honestly is crazy to think that I’m going to run a marathon! I really wanted something other than yoga to help both my mental and physical health. I cut a lovely ladies hair during the london marathon last year and I got totally swept up in the buzz there was. So thought I’d give this running thing ago, and if I’m going to do it I’m going to help a worthy cause. 

Cats have been a constant my whole life, most of which have come from the cats protection. My boys Gatsby & Hendrix are my babies whole-heartedly; I adopted them from my friends who without the cats protection would not have been able to care for them, their siblings or their mother.  Literally saving their ‘real’ cat mums life. I chose to support them to really give back and help other defenceless kittens who need a home survive & get one. 

I’m signed up to do 2 races, 2 years for the cats protection. This means I run a half marathon this year (2020) and the full london marathon next year.  Scary I know. I’ll be doing the Hackney half marathon on May 17th this year, and will then continue to train ready for the london marathon next year. 

I need all the support I can get. Tips & hints for running, plus your £££ please for the kitty cats! Anything large or small is hugely appreciated 

Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity. Our vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs. Cats Protection has simple and clear objectives to help cats:Homing - Finding good homes for cats in needNeutering - Supporting and encouraging the neutering of catsInformation - Improving people’s understanding of cats and their careAchieving this vision is only made possible due to kind cat lovers who support our work. Visit for more information.

About the campaign

Our team of Cat Champions will take on the 2022 London Marathon to raise vital funds to help cats and kittens.

About the charity

Cats Protection

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RCN 203644, SC037711
We share our lives with cats. They bring happiness to millions of us every day. Yet too many cats don’t get the care and kindness they deserve. At Cats Protection we stand up for every cat to make life better for cats and the people who care for them.

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