Four sisters running 120 miles in aid of charity

Dog lover Polly Cannon from Worthing is raising funds for Dogs Trust by completing a 30-mile run, alongside her three sisters, as they’ve all hit different age bracket milestones this year (20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s). 

Cherry Simmonds, 50, Kate Canford, 40, Polly Cannon, 33, and Sophie Cannon, 29, wanted to do something unique in their hometown to raise funds for local charities.  

The fundraiser will be located at Beach House Grounds on Worthing Seafront on 26th June 2022 from 9am and the sisters aim to complete their target in eleven hours. They plan to complete 10 x 5km runs throughout the day to reach 50km (approximately 30 miles each). They are also inviting the public to join their run and donate to their nominated charities. 

The event will take place just a short walk away from the Dogs Trust Shoreham rehoming centre, and the Dogs Trust Goring charity shop. Funds raised will help dogs cared for by Dogs Trust, like Peppy, a six-year-old Patterdale Cross, who is awaiting his forever family. 

Adel Burnett, Shoreham Rehoming Centre Manager said:   

“Peppy would love a rural retreat to call his home as he likes the quite life. He is a fun, playful boy, who is hoping to the only pet, in an adult-only home, where he can be the centre of attention and love! 

“Peppy is super smart and has been making great progress with his training. He has been building on his dog social skills, and he has grown to like having a regular walking buddy that he knows well. He will thrive in a peaceful home, with a family who lead a quieter lifestyle, where he can relax and be himself. 

“He’ll make an excellent companion for active adopters who are interested in reward-based training, who will find great pleasure in watching Peppy blossom further.” 

Tristan Lathey, Dogs Trust Community Fundraising Officer said:  

“We are so grateful to Polly and her sisters for taking on this challenge in support of Dogs Trust. Every penny raised will help us ensure we can continue to give dogs like Peppy, everything they need until they find their forever homes.”  

Polly’s run begins on 26th June, and she hopes to raise £500 for Dogs Trust, if you would like to support her fundraiser, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Rockupnrun2022 and click “Give Now”.   

Anyone interested in fundraising for Dogs Trust can visit our website: https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising/ or email us at: [email protected]