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Long distance walk for canine charities


TWO LURCHER owners will be taking the high road along with their faithful four-legged friends to walk over 100 miles to raise money for three canine charities.

Alisa Caisley and Ali Packham, accompanied by their rescue Lurchers Otis and Meg, will be walking the South Downs Way at the end of April to raise money for 3 animal rescues: Mid Sussex Happy Breed Dog Rescue Society, Last Chance Animal Rescue and Greyhound Rescue West of England.

The South Downs Way is 101 miles long stretching from Winchester, Hampshire to Eastbourne, East Sussex. They aim to complete the Way in 8 days, walking an average of 12 miles per day. That might not seem very far, but the South Downs are rather hilly!

The walk will start on Saturday 24th April in Winchester and will finish in Eastbourne on Saturday 1st May 2004.

Sponsor slips for individual donations can be downloaded from a special website if anyone is interested in sponsoring Alisa and Ali.

Alisa said: "We’d be delighted to receive any sponsorship that people care to give us, because all three charities do an excellent job and need vital funds to carry on their good work. Likewise, we would be delighted if anyone wants to contact us to discuss corporate sponsorship. Or maybe a book deal or even a screen play?"

All funds raised will be split equally among the three charities.

OUR DOGS wishes the Ladies and the Lurchers luck, and hope that the southern distributors of Kendal Mint Cake are able to keep up with their outrageous demands upon supplies!

To find out more about the route and the chosen charities, and to follow the daily progress, check out the special website at: