DOG sanctuary manager Lynne Vincent is going walkies in a big way to raise cash for unwanted dogs in desperate need.
Lynne, who runs the Jerry Green Dog Rescue at Algarkirk near Boston, is undertaking a 50th anniversary sponsored walk for the charity next year, when it’s her own 50th birthday.
Her epic five-oh trek through the night will take in 50 miles, from the Jay Gee head office in Broughton, north Lincolnshire to Algarkirk, arriving on her birthday, April 10.
Lynne said: “We’ve got 60 kennels at our centre and however many dogs we re-home there are always more unwanted dogs coming in to fill them.
“Jerry Green Dog Rescue is planning to mark its milestone by raising £50,000 to introduce extra facilities for the thousands of dogs that it cares for while finding them new and loving homes.
“I thought I’d celebrate my own milestone by tackling a special five-oh sponsored walk to contribute to the effort.”
Lynne has been in training since the summer and the dogs are helping.
Every day she takes five or six different dogs walkies, covering up to 18 miles a day, and has already lost five stone in the effort.
She said: “Even a small amount from each sponsor would be valued by Jay Gee and would help us to meet our target and encourage me on my way south.”
To make a donation, call Lynne on 01205 260546, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.jerrygreen dogs.org.uk and click on the “make a donation” link.