Worcester runner Emily taking on London Marathon for Evesham's Dogs Trust - The Evesham Observer

Worcester runner Emily taking on London Marathon for Evesham's Dogs Trust

Evesham Editorial 16th Mar, 2018   0

A DOG-LOVING fund-raiser is hoping to raise £2,000 for Dogs Trust by taking on the London Marathon.

Emily Vaughan, 34, from Worcester, rehomed her dog Vince, a nine-year-old Terrier from Dogs Trust Evesham eight years ago and says he is her ‘inspiration’ for wanting to take on this iconic challenge.

Emily will take on the iconic Virgin London Marathon, and is already on track to hit her fund-raising goal of £2,000 which will all go towards looking after dogs being cared for at Dogs Trust, including those at the rehoming centre in Wickhamford.

“Vince was found wandering the streets as a stray and was cared for by the team at Dogs Trust Evesham until we gave him his forever home,” she said.

“He is more than just a pet, he has brought so much joy to my life and has helped us through some really sad times, too. But his presence brings us so much happiness and he’s really motivated me to keep going so I wanted to give something back to the charity which makes a real difference to the lives of the rescue dogs in their care.”

“I absolutely love dogs and Vince is my best mate. I couldn’t imagine my life without him and I’m so grateful to Dogs Trust for allowing me to be his owner. Dogs Trust does such amazing work in ensuring that every dog they care for has the best possible experience whilst they wait to be adopted and I just wanted to do my bit to help.

Chris Slight, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Evesham, said: “We are so grateful for people like Emily who challenge themselves in order to raise money for our homeless hounds. Not only will the money raised help us to continue looking after the dogs in our care, but the support and awareness they have generated to spread the word about Dogs Trust is invaluable. We’ll definitely be cheering her on on the day!”

Dogs Trust Evesham rehomes around 900 dogs each year and cares for around 130 at any one time.

Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/emily-londonmarathon to donate.

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