Deirdre completes London Marathon for poorly pets!

PDSA runners at The London Marathon 2018.
Photograph by Ben Stevens
Sunday 22nd of April 2018

Clapham resident, Deirdre Hogan (35), completed the London Marathon on Sunday, raising well over £2,000 for vet charity, PDSA.

With rising temperature making it the hottest marathon on record, she was joined by Team PDSA, all raising funds to provide veterinary treatment for the sick and injured pets of people in need. Deirdre completed the race in 5 hours 28 minutes.

Deirdre knows the enriching and powerful role that animals play in our lives and chose to run for poorly pets whose owners aren’t in the position to be able to pay for vet care.

Deirdre says raising funds for such a vital cause helped her keep going through the tough challenge: “At times the weather was unbearable, but the support from the crowd, particularly the charity’s supporters, and those who’ve sponsored me has been fantastic – a big thank you to everyone for keeping me motivated! During the time it took me to run the marathon, PDSA will have treated around 3,000 sick pets – that knowledge really spurred me on.

Rosie Gibbons, Fundraising Manager at PDSA, said: “Deirdre’s efforts mean that some of the most vulnerable pets in the country will get the vital veterinary care they need. On behalf of poorly pets, I’d like to say thank you and well done.”

Anyone wishing to donate can still do so via PDSA’s website, and for more information on how to join Team PDSA next year, visit: www.pdsa.org/run

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