Dedicated fundraisers donate £700 of toys to Dogs Trust West London
Joan and Tony Waller who volunteer at Dogs Trust West London based in Harefield completed the Annual Thames Bridges Challenge in September last year, to raise money for extra toys at the rehoming centre.
The 15.5 mile walk takes place through the centre of London along the Thames towards the finish at Southwark and took the couple just over five hours.
Joan and Tony said:
“We’re delighted at the sum we have managed to raise for Dogs Trust in Harefield. A huge thank you to all those who sponsored us, enabling us to give something so beneficial back for all the joy the dogs bring us.
“Although it was a lovely day the walk was a gruelling one; we had to navigate our way through huge crowds of tourists along the Thames embankment and at the rest point witnessed substantial talk of blisters!!
“We both hope that with the toys will make a lot of pooches very happy while they await their forever home.”
The duo’s efforts raised over £700 and went towards a range of toys from those to play tug with, those to create a noise with and some that make a perfect snuggle buddy.
Dogs Trust West London’s Rehoming Centre Manager Richard Moore added:
“We’re so grateful to Joan and Tony for this very generous donation. They already do so much for the centre by walking and fostering dogs here under our ‘Home From Home’ scheme. By completing the Thames Bridges Challenge they’ve really gone above and beyond for our dogs, who are already enjoying the huge delivery of new toys!”