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Virtual Jog with Gobi

The ’Virtual Jog with Gobi’ event invites people of all ages, anywhere in the world to take part on Saturday 30 May at 2pm GMT, by walking, jogging or running 5km in their local area. If you can’t take part at that time, no problem, take part at a time and date that works for you!

It only costs £5 to take part, but we would encourage you to set up an Everyday Hero fundraising page and raise sponsorship from your friends and family if you can!

So sign up, put your best paw forward and help raise money for animals in need!


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A Little Help From Our Animal Champions

We are delighted that one of our Animal Champion ambassadors, Dion Leonard and his wife Lucja have stepped up to the challenge and are hosting ‘Virtual Jog with Gobi’ 5k.

In 2016 people all across the globe were touched by the amazing story of ‘Finding Gobi’. When extreme ultra marathon runner, Dion Leonard, took to his 155 mile race in the Gobi desert, little did he know he would be befriended by a little stray desert dog, who he would later go on an incredible journey with. The story was covered in media all over the planet, followed by the release of Dion’s international best-selling book ‘Finding Gobi’ in 2017.

The pair have since become global stars, travelling and telling their inspiring story to all generations and becoming strong advocates for animal rescue.

In 2017 the pair, at the time based in Edinburgh, became Animal Champion ambassadors for Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home and organised a ‘Jog with Gobi’ 5k race on Portobello promenade to raise funds for the charity. They have been strong supporters of the work of the Home ever since.

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Be An 'everydayhero'

Once you’ve signed up to take part in the ‘Virtual Jog with Gobi’, don’t forget to join everydayhero so that you can start fundraising for the Home and for the stray and unwanted dogs and cats of Edinburgh and the Lothians.

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We Need Your Support Now More Than Ever

The coronavirus pandemic has affected just about everyone across the globe. Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home is no different. Whilst we continue to work hard to care for our animals and accept new dogs and cats through our doors every day, alongside supporting the community through our pet food bank, we have seen significant financial losses, in excess of £650,000.

Now more than ever we need the local community to rally around us and help us continue to be there for dogs and cats in their greatest time of need.

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