A PAIR of daring receptionists will put their best foot forward and trek 100km along the coast to raise money for an animal charity.
Both Joanne Zeman and Malue Schroder work at Sanctuary Vets in Portsmouth and hope to raise £1,200 together for the Blue Cross charity.
They will be taking part in this year’s South Coast Challenge, walking non-stop from Eastbourne to Arundel on August 31st, a trek that is expected to take 24 hours.
Joanne, who is Sanctuary’s head receptionist, said: “We really want to push ourselves to the limit with this challenge as 100km is a very long way for us, and certainly something we have never dreamed of doing before.
“This is a tough route with almost 2,200m of climbing across the full stretch so we have started our training early.”
To improve their fitness and stamina, Joanne added that the pair will be taking part in practice walks and swimming sessions ahead of the challenge.
Blue Cross provides support for pet owners who cannot afford private veterinary treatment, helps to find homes for unwanted animals, and educates the public in the responsibilities of animal ownership.
Malue added: “Blue Cross is such a well organised and respected charity that supports the welfare of pets in the UK and also the pet owners.
“They deserve to have as much support as we possibly can give so they can carry on with their wonderful work.”
The pair plan to hold various fundraising events ahead of the walk to generate funds, including a cake sale and selling items for pets at their Farlington practice.
To sponsor Joanne and Malue visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sanctuary-vets
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