Submitted by Steve on 20:43, 26th Apr, 2016 | 0

We are pleased to announce that Aoife and Mike are up to £1.051 raised towards their upcoming challenge and continue to appeal for your support.

On the 19th June they will undertake the Guernsey Dairy Half Marathon and are raising funds to help the many animals at the GSPCA.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "Aoife and Mike popped in to see us in February for a chat and it is wonderful that they have chosen the GSPCA as their charity of choice with what I am sure will be no easy challenge."

"Aoife with Mike are working hard each week towards being fit enough to run the Guernsey Dairy Half Marathon on the 19th June and have raised an amazing £1,051 so far."

"The money raised will not only help cats like Monkey who is diabetic and met them both, it will also help the 300 others at the Shelter including Bonnie the seal pup, Betty the dog and Olivia the turtle."

"Aoife has been through so much with her injury and it would be fantastic if you could sponsor her running the Guernsey Dairy Half Marathon for the GSPCA with Mike her trainer."

"A huge thank you to Aoife and Mike and we wish them the best of luck in this great sponsored event."

Here is a write up from Aoife Bennett an amazing lady who with Mike Meinke are taking on a challenge to raise funds for the many animals at the GSPCA.

Aoife Bennett says.....

Following a long recovery as a result of breaking two bones in my back in 2009, it has been a challenge to maintain a steady level of fitness. Later in 2014 I contracted a viral infection that seriously affected my balance called Labyrinthitis, which meant no exercise for a further 6 months.

So what has kept me going?

I have been working with personal trainer Mike Meinke since April 2015 to regain my fitness and to work on new ways of motivation and maintenance. Mike also likes to set me challenges! So when he said, “hey, ya gonna run a half-marathon this year? I will run it with you.” I found myself saying “yeah, sure!”

What am I running a half-marathon for?

Well, all the way through the recovery from my back injury and again following the Labyrinthitis I have had pets or animals in my life. A dog or cat doesn’t understand an injury and whilst they are a responsibility, they are also great company and comfort. I am sure I wouldn’t have recovered half as quickly without them.

All my pets have come from rescue centres and living in Guernsey I support the GSPCA and its work. Both Mike and I volunteer there and this was our common interest to run the Guernsey Dairy Half-Marathon on Sunday 19 June 2016 together.

Our challenge?

Well I want to complete the run with Mike and I aim to do so in or around the two hour marker. It’s 13.1 miles and so far I can run 5. If Mike and I can raise £2,000 for the GSPCA that will be challenge accomplished.

What can you do?

Sponsor us to achieve our target and I will keep you posted on my progress in the run up to the event.

Not only can you sponsor Aoife online via the Just Giving link, you can post or pop donations into the GSPCA or via the phone on 01481 257261.

To donate to the turtle or Bonnie the grey seal pup please call 01481 257261, pop along to the Animal Shelter in St Andrews, by post or by clicking the link below.

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