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Supermarket worker to run London marathon to help Mauritian stray pets

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Supermarket worker to run London marathon to help Mauritian stray pets

A supermarket worker hopes running this year’s London Marathon will help prevent thousands more potentially unwanted stray pets from being born in Mauritius. 

Jane Dunsmore of Soham, in Cambridgeshire, England, is part of the Furry Friends fundraising group, which raises money to help stray cats and dogs in Mauritius. 

Jane, who works at the Tesco supermarket in the nearby town of Ely, has reportedly been preparing for the marathon since December 2019 and was due to take part in last year’s event. 

“In 2020, it was cancelled due to Covid although I did run the virtual in October that year, then last year I got injured and had to defer,” Jane was cited as telling ElyStandard. 

“For the past 17 weeks, I have followed a strict training plan and the race will be me finally getting to cross the finishing line, hopefully having raised lots of money for the strays in Mauritius.”

There are an estimated 200,000 stray dogs and cats in Mauritius.

Three women, including Jane, aim to raise money to try and organise sterilisation days on the island through ways such as car boot sales, raffles and sponsored skydives. 

This year’s London Marathon, a 26.2-mile route across the English capital, takes place on Sunday, October 2. 

Original article at ElyStandard

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