WALKING 10km every day for a month is no mean feat – but this is exactly the challenge that Janice Porter has set herself to raise funds for the gorgeous homeless cats and dogs who reside at Grovehill Animal Trust.
Janice, who is the chairperson of the charity, explained that the shelter is in deparate need of funding as it has been forced to close its charity shop – its main source of income – due to Covid-19 restrictions.
The fundraiser will see Janice tirelessly walk a total of 300km over the month of June, and it is the Omagh lady’s way of giving something back to the charity which, with its plethora of cats and dogs of every size, colour and breed, means the world to her.
“I’m very fortunate to be involved with Grovehill Animal Trust, a volunteer led charity whose objective is to rescue and rehome unwanted cats and dogs in the Omagh area,” Janice said. “We believe that every cat and dog is deserving of a second chance.
“I know that we are all living in an extremely difficult time, and sadly, too, the Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on the shelter.
“As we are 100 per-cent reliant on our shop, fundraisers and donations to keep going, I, as chairperson of the charity, have decided to do my own personal fundraiser. “All of us at Grovehill would like to give a big thanks to everyone who has supported us to date in helping those who have no voice: The countless cats, dogs, puppies and kittens that Grovehill has rescued in the past, and hope to continue to do so in the future.”
Janice Porter concluded by saying that herself, fellow volunteers, and the Grovehill animals, would be absolutely delighted if you could donate to the cause.
You can do this online at grovehillanimaltrust.org/janice300km or via post, by sending a cheque to 33 Aghnaglea Road, Sixmilecross, BT79 9NP.
Together, more than ever, we are giving homeless animals a future.