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DOG WALK: Best friends from Bushey walk a marathon raise money for dog charity 

 Published on: 18th March 2021   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

Two 16-year-olds from Bushey decided to walk 28.5 miles, more than the distance of a marathon, in a single day last month to raise money for animal charity Doglost.

Best friends Louie and Kiera walked over 63,0000 steps during their mammoth walk to fundraise for Doglost, a charity that helps reunite dogs with their owners. 

The funds will help Doglost buy a Thermal Drone, a device to help speed up the process of looking for missing dogs, especially at night. Currently, every time a dog gets lost, the charity must try and source an available thermal drone from another company, wasting valuable time.

Louie and Kiera asked for any sponsorship for their walk to go towards the Doglost fundraiser, which had a target of £2,700 to pay for the drone device. The 16-year-olds marathon helped Doglost reach their target in a few days.

Louie’s mother, Dani Bond said: “I often go out searching for lost dogs and I can’t get over the endless work that Doglost voluntarily do for people and their beloved dogs.

“It would be wonderful for Doglost to have their own thermal imaging drone, and my son has said he will walk another marathon if we can achieve it together!

“These voluntary organisations are there for every one of us and they would drop everything to help us with our dogs. As dog lovers, we just want to give something back.”

Dani said Louie and Kiera enjoyed the challenge, discovered new places and met new people along the way. 

Click here to visit the Dogslost fundraising page.

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