Marc Alpin from Weston Super Mare is due to to walk ‘100 miles 100 dogs’ from Bristol to London non-stop in order to raise awareness for dogs who need rescuing and rehabilitating – he will walk a different dog for each mile of the journey.
Marc is taking on the 100 miles 100 dogs challenge in May in aid of the thousands of dogs that become ‘unwanted’ each year in the UK.
It will take Marc around 35-45 hours of non-stop walking with no stopping even for sleeping or meals!
“I was inspired to take on this challenge after having seen the statistic of 50,000 dogs given away as unwanted every year.”
“I own two dogs of my own and the idea that a dog could be put down if a rescue place isn’t available motivated me to do something.”
“So, I will be walking a different dog every single mile of the walk. This does, however, create a slight problem for me, in that I only own 2 dogs!”
Dog owners will be asked to join Marc along the route between Bristol and London and to volunteer their time and dog to join him along the way.
Marc will be heading through Bristol, Bath, Melksham, Devizes, Avebury, Malborough, Newbury, Reading, Maidenhead, Windsor, Slough, and Hayes before finally reaching London around midnight on May 21.
The sponsorship money hes aiming to raise will support a number of dog rescue centres including Dogs Trust, Happy Landings, Bath Cats & Dogs Home, Battersea Dogs Homes, among many others. Marc has raisied around £1500 so far.
People can make donations via Virgin Money
Marc has setup a 100 miles 100 dogs Facebook Group where people that are interested in accompanying him can sign up.
Marc can be contacted at Marc.Aplin@gmail.com and Marc’s website contains even more information.