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Local man runs three miles every day for a year to raise funds for Thornberry

Andrew Cooke of Bolsover, Derbyshire, has launched a fundraising campaign to raise money for Thornberry Animal Sanctuary, Sheffield. Andrew will run three miles every day for a year, totally at least 1095 miles by the finish line, to create awareness of the work that Thornberry do as a charity. Andrew’s commitment is so strong that he ran both Christmas Day and his wedding day in order to complete his challenge. 

Founded in 1988, Thornberry Animal Sanctuary have rescued thousands of dogs, cats, rabbits, equines and other larger species, providing healthcare, behaviourist support and training in order to help them finds new homes and improve their quality of life. Thornberry relies on public support and donations in order to continue their commitment to care for vulnerable and neglected animals.  

Andrew comments: 

“I have visited the animal sanctuary quite a few times and I can see the good work that is going on. My partner and I have three cats ourselves and we know what finding a good home means. I decided to run three miles every day for a year to raise money for Thornberry, as I’m a keen runner and I really enjoy a challenge. Running for Thornberry has really given me the push to complete it. I have just 28 days left, so I’m confident I’ll make it to the end.” 

Ged Jenkins-Omar, Fundraising Manager at Thornberry Animal Sanctuary comments: 

“Individual fundraisers like Andrew are a great way to support the sanctuary and the animals Thornberry cares for. Committing to something every day for a year is a real achievement and we can’t thank Andrew enough for his support and pledge. It’s advocates like him that make a real difference to charities like ours.” 

If you would like to help Andrew on his way you can do so by sponsoring him via his GoFundMe page: 

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