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Couple’s 150 mile trek raises £560 for sick and homeless pets

08 Jan 2013

Intrepid animal lovers David and Julie Paul have donated more than £500 to Blue Cross after taking part in a 150 mile fundraising trek.

Together with their six-year-old German shepherd dog Sid, the couple walked across the Lake District to Robin Hoods Bay in Yorkshire.

Julie decided to fundraise for Blue Cross after she told other dog owners at a training class that she and her husband were planning a walking adventure.

They offered to sponsor Sid, who suffers from arthritis in one of his elbows, to help raise money for other pets in need.

As a regular Blue Cross supporter, Julie’s natural choice was to pick us. After 11 days, the trio’s experience is one that will never be forgotten.

Julie says: “I couldn’t have enjoyed anything more than sharing this experience with Sid and managing to raise some funds to help his friends in need.”

Blue Cross volunteers Anthony and Sheila Rhodes also gave up their time to make the 90 mile round trip to collect the cheque from the Pauls for us.

If you are interested in fundraising for Blue Cross, please have a look at our active challenges and how you can help pages.