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A Virtual Marathon For A Very Real Cause

Ruth Wright and Keith McDevitt will soon be lacing up their trainers and pounding the pavement when they run 26.2 miles, all to raise funds for ex-caged hens.

With the Virgin London Marathon being cancelled for mass participation last October, for obvious reasons, many people were left disheartened that they couldn’t compete.

This year, however, the 2021 London Marathon is going virtual, and Ruth and Keith have seized the opportunity to take on a challenge and raise funds for the BHWT.

For those of you, like us, who weren’t sure how someone could run 26.2 miles virtually, let us explain. Virgin Money’s page says, “It’s the opportunity to take on the world’s greatest marathon on the course of their choice from 00:00:00 to 23:59:59BST, wherever they are in the world.”

Fifty thousand people have signed up to take part in the event on October 3rd. All of those people, like Ruth and Keith, will be taking to their local parks or tracks, pounding the streets where they live or even running on their trusty treadmill for 26.2 miles.

Our two runners have received their official running numbers in preparation for the run, now all they need is some much-needed support for.

A little bit about our runners…

During the first lockdown, Ruth decided that it was her turn to do something for hens, and what better way to do it taking part in the world’s largest running event?

During the first lockdown, Ruth decided that it was her turn to do something for hens, and what better way to do it taking part in the world’s largest running event?

On her fundraising page, she says:

Imagine spending your life in one dark, cramped cage with nothing to do and no proper ventilation… Any donation will be greatly appreciated. Just think, the average price of a box of eggs is around £1.80. Maybe you could match this and prevent a hen’s suffering.

To help Ruth reach her goal, sponsor her virtual marathon run by clicking the button below.

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Keith tells us that he got involved with the BHWT through his wife’s love of hens, calling her his “crazy chicken lady”.

But she’s no longer the only one crazy about chickens. Ever since getting their girls, Keith has adored their ever-growing flock and now wants to do his bit by running the Virgin London Marathon this year.

He tells us:

“They are such curious and individual creatures, easy to look after and are indeed a joy to have in the family and that’s why I am supporting the BHWT”.

If you would like to help Keith on his way to running the 26.2-mile run, click the button below.

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Think you’ve got what it takes to run a marathon? Why not do it in the name of saving hens from slaughter by signing up for the 2022 London Marathon which will be held on the 24th of April next year!

All you need to do is register for the London Marathon 2022 event and declare the BHWT as your chosen charity to donate to. Find out more about how to set up your Fundraising Page for a charity here.

To sign up with Virgin Money like Ruth and Keith, click here.

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