80 %
raised of £1,500 target
by 54 supporters
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Wendy Shaw

'Alfie' and Wendy Guide Dogs Fundraising 2011

Fundraising for Guide Dogs

80 %
raised of £1,500 target
by 54 supporters
  • Event: Virgin London Marathon 2011, 17 Apr 2011

Guide Dogs

We breed and train guide dogs to give blind people freedom and mobility

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 209617 and Scotland SC038979


SMS GDBA99 £1 - £99 To: 70070 to make a small donation


8/12/2011 - I am honoured to announce I have been selected as a Torchbearer for the London 2012 Olympics. I am so proud to be able to represent so many men and women in our community that work so hard to enrich the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves. Thank you all those who have sponsored my efforts and offered their support and encouragement over the past 12 months xx


 30/10/2011 - BUPA Great South Run!! What a great day out and over £45 collected in our buckets :-)


 24/10/2011 - A new Guinness World Record for Alfie!! "The Fastest Marathon as a Mascot (female)" 4hrs 44 mins 19 secs Set at VLM 2011


 15/4/2011 - http://www.alfieguidedog.co.uk is now live!! Thanks Matt O'Neill


 14/4/2011 - Guinness World Records have accepted my attempt to set the Guinness World Record on Sunday for ’Fastest marathon in an animal costume (female)’ How cool is that!! Cheer me on people!!


 10/4/2011 - Well that is Brighton Marathon complete 4hrs - 34 mins and 11 seconds!! It was amazing!!! Check out the photos on my facebook page 'Alfie GuideDog' See you in London!!!


7/4/2011 - Hey everyone!! There is a justgiving comp that gets an extra £1000 for the person with the highest number of donations on their London Marathon justgiving page!! That would be amazing!! So even if you can spare £2 (that is the minimum) it would be great and please ask your friends to do the same!! Thank you xx - Alfie


30/3/2011 - I made the news !!http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/News/Article.aspx?articleID=16331

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I have been given this fantastic opportunity to run in 2 of the most exciting Marathons in the UK, 1 week apart, and both raising money for a great charity 'Guide Dogs for the Blind'

10th April 2011 - Brighton Marathon
17th April 2011 - London Marathon

Both in a very cute PUPPY SUIT!! (Photos online soon)

I hope that along with all the doggy jokes I am expecting over the next few weeks, especially in my training runs with the suit on, I will also be able to generate some much needed funding for the charity which receives no Government Funding and relies solely on voluntary donations.

Thousands of blind and partially-sighted people do not receive the rehabilitation services they desperately need and it costs around £10 per day to breed, train and care for each guide dog.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep (no pun intended!!) and donate now.


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