2:00pm Wednesday 4th April 2012
VOLUNTEER RSPCA shop worker Jane Buttery will be walking the London Marathon to raise money for animals at the Bath Cats and Dogs Home.
The 48-year-old, who lives in St Mary’s Place, Chippenham, was inspired to take on her walk after rescuing collie cross Missy from the Claverton Down centre in Bath in 2008.
Mrs Buttery said: “I’ve done my big walk of 22 miles now, which is supposed to be done around a month before the marathon, so I feel very confident.
“I’m a fast walker anyway, so I’m hoping to complete it in about seven hours. I’ve been training since October, and it’s going very well.”
Mrs Buttery said she is urgently still looking for donations to the cause.
“Bath Cats and Dogs Home do such a fantastic job looking after the hundreds of dogs, cats and small animals every day, and I wanted to undertake this huge marathon challenge to show my support, while getting fit and doing something to directly help,” she said.
“I understand supporters who take part in fundraising events are an important income stream for the centre and I want to do my bit to generate funds for the animals.”
The animal lover also works as an evening receptionist in Chippenham for Relate Mid-Wiltshire, a charity that offers counselling services to individuals, couples, families and young people.
A total of 20 per cent of the donations will go to help this charity deliver support for people in need of their services.
“Having seen first hand what these charities achieve, any amount, however small, will be greatly appreciated and will help my chosen charities to continue their valuable work,” said Mrs Buttery.
To support Mrs Buttery’s marathon walk, visit visit http://uk.virgin moneygiving.com/JaneButtery
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