Burnham dog owner in fundraising walk to help Alabama Rot research
Burnham-On-Sea dog owner and her pet are set to walk 58 miles of
the England Coast Path in Somerset to raise funds towards research
to beat a "horrific" disease.
Barrington and Luna, pictured, are setting off on a 58-mile adventure
from Brean to Minehead along the new stretch of the England Coast
Path to raise money for research to try and Stop Alabama Rot, the
disease that is killing dogs with no known cause or cure.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are really excited about this
walk. We hope that we can raise lots of money to help find out what
is causing this horrific disease that is so so worrying for anyone
who loves dogs."
knows how Alabama Rot is spread but the advice is to stay away from
muddy areas - tricky at this time of year - and to wash any mud
off at the end of the walk."
is such a worthy cause, and if people are able to donate at all
that would be really great via here,
or come and say hello if they see us along the way."
Barlow, Chair of the Alabama Rot Research Fund, added: "Well
done from all of us at ARRF to Nell and Luna for embarking on a
sponsored walk to raise funds and awareness. A big thank you and
fingers crossed for nice weather."
is a warm-up for a longer walk Nell is planning later in the year
to raise money for Bloodwise and Ward Nine at Musgrove Park Hospital
in memory of Nell's Dad, Kit. Described as "one of the worlds
greatest walks" at 630 miles and the equivalent of scaling
the worlds tallest mountain four times, the South West Coast Path
will be a challenge.
is asking for support from local businesses along the route. If
you would like to help these causes, donations can be made here
and regular updates will be posted on www.firsttimeto.co.uk.