Bev's run for animals in Bath Half
Westbury’s Bev Vincent will be attempting her first ever half-marathon in March in aid of Happy Landings Animal Shelter when she runs the Bath Half-Marathon.
The 36-year-old is hoping to raise at least £1,000 for the animal sanctuary, which is based in Shepton Mallet, by running the 31st Bath Half on March 3.
Happy Landings Animal Shelter, which opened in 1995, provides care, shelter and veterinary attention for stray, abandoned and neglected animals.
The centre works with dog wardens, vets, police, social services and other shelters to re-home about 300 animals a year in carefully chosen, loving homes.
Mrs Vincent, from Leigh Park, said: “I have never even owned a pair of trainers before until now, so running is not something I’m used to doing.
“I decided to take part a couple of months ago after my friend railroaded me into it, but I also really wanted to help an animal charity, as I have a cat and a dog myself.
“Animals charities often don’t get much of a look in, but they do an amazing job and Happy Landings Animal Shelter, in particular, does so much to help vulnerable animals.
“I am out training three times a week in all sorts of weather and I have now done a 10-mile run, so it’s not going too badly at the moment. Hopefully, the weather won’t be too bad on the day.”
Anybody interested in donating should visit http://uk.virginmoney giving.com/bevvincent