5k for 20 days challenge in aid of homeless animals

Lynda Hill and Ana Sweeney, with a little help from Gruff the dog and Seamus the cat, announcing the 20 Day 5K Challenge.

Lynda Hill is urging the people of the Omagh area to join her in covering 5k each day for 20 days ahead of International Homeless Animals Day.

The local animal welfare activist will be joined by her colleagues at Canine Care in Omagh in walking, running or cycling 5km each day starting on Monday, July 31.


They will have covered 100km – which is around 62 miles – by International Homeless Animals Day on August 19.

Lynda aims to attract sponsorship of at least £1 for every kilometre with a baseline target of £100 for the 100k.

With at least 19 other volunteers, she hopes a total of £2,000 will be raised.

She said, “Each person can do their 5km each day at their own pace, in their place and in their own way. My aim is to get 20 people in total doing the challenge meaning together we will aim to cover 2,000km and more importantly raise an amazing £2,000 for the animals.

“This money will be added to the Animal Support Trust Neutering Fund to be used to do vital neutering of animals both here and in Serbia.”

Lynda is encouraging groups of friends, colleagues or families to take on the challenge, with a get-together 5k on August 19.

To sign up to the event or for further information contact Lynda at Canine Care on 028 8225 0058.


If you can’t take part but wish to make a donation to the efforts, visit Lynda’s gofundme page – Donations can also be made via PayPal to or at Canine Care in Gortrush Industrial Estate.


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