A Glaswegian man is running the London Marathon in aid of the Scottish SPCA to help animals in Scotland this weekend.
Andrew Wholley from Glasgow will experience one of the world’s largest running events while supporting Scotland’s unwanted, abandoned and neglected animals on Sunday 23 April.
Choosing a charity to support was an easy decision for Andrew as he’s an animal lover himself.
Andrew said, “I am really happy to have been selected to run as part of the Scottish SPCA London Marathon team and support the oldest and largest welfare charity in Scotland helping to save abused, abandoned and injured animals.
“I chose to run for the Scottish SPCA because I know first-hand the great work it does helping all animals, but especially our cat Rascal who we rehomed in October 2016.
“My wife Daisy and I are big animal lovers and have two black labs Rufus and Rex keeping us busy at home too.
“We’ve been baking cookies left right and centre, hosting Easter bake sales and doing sweepstakes to help reach my fundraising target. I’m really excited about the event and can’t wait for all my training to pay off.”
Anna O’Donnell, manager of our Glasgow Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre, said, “This is an incredible challenge and we’re extremely grateful to Andrew for choosing to support the Society as we rely solely on the generosity of the public to help us care for abused, abandoned and neglected animals each year.
“We wish Andrew all the very best for the big day!”
To sponsor Andrew head over to his Just Giving page at: http://www.justgiving.com/Andrew-Wholley
If you are inspired by Andrew to take part in an event for the us please visit www.scottishspca.org/events.