This April veterinary surgeons, Carolyne Crowe and Brian Faulkner, are running an astonishing 10 marathons in 10 days, to raise money for a cause close to their hearts, equine welfare charity Brooke – Action for working horses and donkeys. Their mammoth fundraising challenge starts in Northern Scotland and finishing with the London Marathon.
This brave duo are running to raise money for Brooke, a charity that works to support the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules in some of the world’s poorest communities. “I will be 40 in 2017 and I wanted a big challenge and this seemed as good as any!” Said Carolyne. “I also believe in creating stories to tell my grandchildren and I’m sure a few good ones will come from this adventure. Brooke seemed like an obvious fit in that I’ve always owned horses myself and have worked in equine practice. I like the ethos behind Brooke in that by helping horses, mules and donkeys in developing countries, you are also helping to support the communities that depend on them for their livelihoods.”
Carolyne and Brian have secured sponsorship from PetPlan, Denplan, VetShare, BCF Technology, Independent Vetcare, Vet Dynamics, Eight Legal and Keystone. It means all their costs are covered, and the rest of their sponsorship can go to the cause.
“It’s a pretty big project; especially for two people who only ran their first marathons in 2016,” explains Brian. “Most people think we’re mad; some say we’re ‘brave’ and the odd few say they have been inspired! Just to complete this challenge will be an achievement, but to do it and raise £10K for Brooke will be amazing!”