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Supporters go extra mile for Compassion

News Section Icon Published 18/04/2011

Our sincere thanks go to our loyal supporters who braved the London Marathon on Sunday 17th April.

Sandra Hood, aged 52, an NHS Diabetes Specialist Dietician from Dorchester completed the course in an impressive 3 hours and 41 minutes and is believed to have been one of the fastest runners from Dorset.

Sandra previously ran the New Forest Marathon in 2009 and came first in the Women Over 50's category. She was unable to compete in the London Marathon last year due to a leg injury and so was thrilled to be able to run for Compassion this year.

Sandra, a member of Compassion Dorset, said:

"I'm absolutely thrilled, I'm just over the moon. It's been very hot weather and when I was running round I was thinking of the animals in factory farms shut up and that kept me going.

"Also, as a vegan, I wanted to show that you don't have to eat animals to be fit."

Sandra has raised almost £1,000 for Compassion and we are truly grateful. Our thanks also go to Victoria Garvey from Albrighton who also kindly ran for Compassion.

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