A horse owner has pledged to run 10km to fundraise for the RSPCA.
Charlotte Steer is taking on the 10,000m run at the Rutherfod Appleton Running Event in October to raise money for the RSPCA Lockwood Centre for Horses and Donkeys – a branch of the RSPCA based in Godalming that’s dedicated to the rehabilitation of equines.
Having adopted her own horse, Willow, from the centre seven years ago, Charlotte thought it was the ideal way to get fit and raise money at the same time.
Speaking ahead of her challenge, Charlotte says: “I’ve never really been a sporty person and used to hate any form of exercise, unless it was horse riding! I decided to enter a 10K run at the Rutherford Appleton Running Event (RARE) to raise funds for the RSPCA Lockwood Centre for horses and donkeys.
“The RSPCA found Willow abandoned in a field, left to fend for herself and heavily pregnant with a foal. They then took Willow into their care and gave her a second chance in life. If it wasn't for them, Willow would have died from neglect.
“I want to fundraise for this charity to say thank you for saving my horse's life. I would never have met Willow if it wasn't for the RSPCA rescuing her. The money raised will help improve more lives, just like Willow’s, and help stop cruelty to animals.”
RSPCA Lockwood relies on donations to look after the equines in their care. To find out more about the centre, please visit www.rspca.org.uk/local/lockwood-centre-for-horses-and-donkeys/
To support Charlotte in her fundraising please go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/charlotte-steer4