Animal lovers in capital urged to get active

The Scottish SPCA is encouraging animal lovers in the capital to take part in the 2017 Edinburgh Marathon Festival to raise vital funds.

Edinburgh MarathonWe still have spaces available for various events taking place on 27 and 28 May, including the marathon, half marathon, 10k and 5k runs.

Active locals are being invited to take up one of the challenges and make a real difference to the lives of animals in their local communities.

Diane Aitchison, manager of our Edinburgh and Lothians Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Balerno said, “The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is a fantastic way to help animals in the area.

“Last year our centre cared for over 1,000 animals and we are always so grateful for the support of locals.

“If a full marathon sounds too scary, there are shorter runs to choose from, including a 10k and 5k.

“We don’t receive any government or lottery funding which means we rely on the public to be able to continue our work rescuing and rehoming animals in desperate need of our help.

“Anyone who sets themselves the challenge of taking part in one of the events really will be helping save lives.”

For further information please email fundraising@scottishspca.org or contact 03000 999 999 (option 4).

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