Dog lovers tackle triathlon to raise money for homeless hounds
Two dog-loving friends have raised hundreds of pounds for homeless hounds after challenging themselves to take on their first mini-triathlon.
Olivia Flattery and Daisy Banks, both aged nine from Audlem, swam 500 metres, jogged two kilometres in Barony Park and finished with a ten kilometre cycle along the Shropshire Canal to raise money for Dogs Trust Shrewsbury.
With the support of dog loving family and friends the sporty two-some, who both attend the White House School in Whitchurch, raised £248, all of which will go towards helping make sure the dogs at the Rehoming Centre, which finds homes for hundreds of dogs every year, have everything they need whilst they wait for their forever families to take them home.
Debbie Banks, Daisy's mum, said:
"We are so proud of them! It was their idea to do it and although it was definitely a tough challenge they were determined to complete it to help the dogs.
"We are all dog lovers and we have fostered dogs from Dogs Trust Shrewsbury so it was great to help in another way. We know the charity is totally reliant on donations and fund-raising to care for the dogs so it's wonderful to know that Daisy and Olivia's efforts will really help to give them the best of everything."
Supporter Relations Officer at Dogs Trust Shrewsbury, Lee Pogson, said:
"When we heard about what Olivia and Daisy did had done we were amazed! It is such a great achievement. At any one time we can be looking after around 130 dogs and so every penny really is needed.
"We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported them and gave so generously."
Click here to find out the different ways you can fundraise for the homeless hounds in our care.