Angela pictured with her greyhound Abby
A GREYHOUND lover is set to run the London marathon in May to raise money and awareness for ex-racing greyhounds who need homes.
Angela Hibbs, 24 from Loughborough, Leics, is currently undergoing a rigorous training programme so that she races to the best of her ability on the day… and is being assisted by her own rescued greyhound Abby.
The proceeds from Angela’s fundraising effort will go directly to The Retired Greyhound Trust (RGT), a national charity dedicated to finding homes for retired greyhounds. The ex-sprinters kennelled by the RGT’s 60 branches UK-wide will benefit greatly from the contribution Angela raises, which will help pay for their food and care.
Angela is also hoping that her effort will help spread the word that greyhounds make wonderful pets, for young and old alike.
"They are beautiful dogs," confirms Angela, "and I’m pleased to be running the London Marathon in their honour. I hope that by getting out there on 23 April and wearing the RGT logo I will trigger a few people’s minds into considering adopting a greyhound themselves."
Angela’s love for greyhounds stems from her family. "My parents adopted a retired greyhound called Abby around 18 months ago. She is a fantastic dog, and now we can’t imagine life without her. I really want to encourage more people to do the same as my parents – provide a greyhound with a loving home."
Retired greyhound Trust Website: http://www.retiredgreyhounds.co.uk