Vollies raise $2,000 in jog for the dogs

Posted by Nerilie on 21 September 2010 | 0 Comments

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They might not have four legs themselves, but a team of 16 volunteers at the Refuge sure set tails wagging in the recent City to Surf. They took up the challenge to Jog for the Dogs in a bid to help raise much needed funds for the Refuge.

Relieved to be finished

Vollies in the team tackled both the 12km and half marathon distances in last month's City to Surf as a part of the Dogs' Refuge Home team and sought sponsorship from family, friends, work colleagues and random strangers to help get them over the line and support our beloved pooches. And with these distances it was well worth the cash!

The team managed to raise approximately $2,000 through sponsorship, which will all go towards the ongoing work of the Refuge.

"Every little bit helps the Refuge and when you see the smiling faces and wagging tails of all the dogs, you just can't help but do anything to support them in finding a new home - even if that means running 21.1km!" says Nerilie Watson who has been a volunteer at the Refuge for the past two years.

The team is set to be bigger and better for next year's City to Surf and will aim to increase on this year's fundraising efforts. So, there's no time like the present to get moving and start your preparation to join us next year in jogging for the dogs.

This medal's for the dogs
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