Vet cycles 100 miles to help horses, donkeys and mules

A vet has completed a 100-mile cycling challenge to raise funds for international animal charity, SPANA.

Hannah completed the challenge in 6.5 hours 

Hannah completed the challenge in 6.5 hours 

Hannah Davies, who works as Veterinary Programme Advisor at SPANA, has so far raised £225 for the charity after completing the event called RIdeLondon, which saw her cycle from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London to Box Hill in Surrey on 30 July.

Joining 24,000 other cyclists, Hannah completed the route in 6.5 hours. 

SPANA is a charity that provides free veterinary treatment to working horses, donkeys, mules and other working animals in developing countries around the world.

These working animals do the jobs of trucks, tractors and taxis and are relied upon by many of the world’s poorest people for their livelihoods.

However, without SPANA, there's often no veterinary treatment available for these hardworking animals when they're sick or injured, or their owners have no means to pay for it.

Hannah said: “I’m so proud to have completed this challenge and to have raised vital funds for SPANA. It was certainly a gruelling task at times, and unfortunately I had to deal with two punctures, but it was a fantastic achievement for me personally.

“Working as a vet for SPANA, I can see first-hand the difference that we can make to the lives of working animals and the people who depend on them.

"Thank you to everyone who has sponsored me – this money is hugely appreciated and will ensure that even more working animals can receive the care they need.”

For Hannah’s fundraising page, please visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/HannahSPANA

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