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RAISING MONEY: Garston resident to do 12 hours challenge for Cats Protection charity 

 Published on: 3rd August 2020   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Garston resident has decided to set up her own challenge and raise money for Cats Protection charity.

Joanne Atkins, of Leggatts Wood Avenue, will be doing the 12 hours challenge on September 12.

This will see Joanne walk by herself for 12 hours continuously, clocking up as many miles as she can in this time frame. 

Speaking to GarstonNews, Joanne said she was due to be taking part in other challenges which were cancelled because of COVID19.

She said: “I was due to be taking part in another London to Brighton 100km challenge in May. This was cancelled due to the pandemic, so I deferred my place to the Thames Path Challenge in September instead.

“This has also been cancelled unfortunately. In place of this event I have decided to do my own challenge.

“Normally it would be for up to 24 hours, but of course I will be by myself this time, so it needs to be completed by nightfall, for safety.”

Joanne said she will be raising money for Cats Protection, a charity close to her heart.

She added: “In 2017 we sadly lost one of our beautiful cats, Lottie, at the age of 18. We adopted her from our local Cats Protection.”

Joanne set up her fundraising page last year and has so far raised nearly £1000.

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