Joe Reed of Ilfracombe will join thousands of runners, joggers and walkers around the world on Sunday, October 4 to take part in the 40th edition of the race, covering the 26.2 miles in 24 hours.
Joe hopes to raise a minimum of £ 500 and complete the marathon in under four and a half hours.
He started at Dogs Trust in June 2019 as a volunteer, incorporating as many shifts as possible around his full-time job. Working with dogs was his passion and became a full time dog sitter in January of this year.
He said: “I am really proud of the work the Dogs Trust does and proud to be an ambassador for the charity in my community. I love to run and I go out with my dog Dexter often, but this will be my first marathon – I am usually seen on my ATV! I decided to give it a try only two weeks before the actual day, so I didn’t have long to train or fundraise, so hopefully the courage and determination will get me across that line. arrival!
“Dogs Trust has continued to forever find homes for dogs during the pandemic, but estimates that up to 40,000 more dogs could be at risk of abandonment due to the coronavirus crisis, some of whom will inevitably arrive at our center. Ilfracombe Resettlement Center. . That’s why I want to do everything I can to raise funds so that we can take care of the dogs that will need us in the months to come and find their perfect families for them.
If you want to support Joe, go to https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JoeReed4.