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Mark completes walk for animals

Kind-hearted Mark Anderson walked a staggering 100km in 24 hours to raise money for animals in care.

Mark, 41, who works at The Wood Green Animal Charity, in Godmanchester, did most of the walk alone after his fundraising partner dropped out due to illness.

He announced ‘never again’ as he completed the walk from Richmond to Brighton to raise money for the animal centre.

Mark and fellow employee Tom O’Connell, 32, are hoping the event will raise £2,000 for the animal charity.

The pair set off on their epic walk on May 12, but Tom had to stop after 25km due to an illness, which he had been suffering from all week.

Mark decided to continue alone on the route, following footpaths, bridleways, and national trails along the North and South Downs before arriving at the finish line.

He said: “I have completed long distance walks before for Wood Green but they have always been broken down into manageable sections.

“Having to walk continuously through day and night for is a real test of both mental and physical strength.”

Tom said: “So much of the work Wood Green does is unseen but often vital to both people and animals. In this economic climate animal welfare charities often suffer and we recognise what an essential role they play both locally and further afield.”

Wood Green community fundraiser Caroline Willis said: “We are delighted our own employees have recognised the work Wood Green does and have chosen to take on such a mammoth challenge to raise funds for the animals.”

 

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