The new fundraiser invites people to pick the Stride Out activity that best suits them and to choose the location, date and distance of their event. For those who wish to follow in the footsteps of working animals, a selection of Stride Out routes with animal connections are also on offer such as canal towpaths, drovers’ roads and bridleways.
Funds raised from the events will help SPANA provide more free veterinary treatment for hardworking horses, donkeys, mules and other animals in some of the world’s poorest countries.
Andy Stringer, Veterinary Director for SPANA, said: “In developing countries poor families rely on working animals to make a living, and these animals will often work day in, day out with little rest. But a life of work needn’t be a life of misery, and through free veterinary care, education and training, and emergency response, we’re working to change animals’ lives.
“By Striding Out this summer, as well as having a brilliant time, you’ll be helping us take giant strides forward to improve the welfare of working animals worldwide.”
For more information about how to hold your own Stride Out event and to register for your free fundraising pack full of ideas on how to make your event a success, visit www.spana.org/strideout* or call 020 7831 3999.