Dressage Rider Gallops To The Finishing Line
dressage rider, Jane Bredin from Chippenham in Wiltshire, is hoping
to complete her first Flora London Marathon in April at help raise
funds for The Blue Cross, Britains pet charity.
Jane, who rode at the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996 and was a World
Equestrian Games team member in 1994, has always supported The Blue
Cross and their work caring and rehabilitating unwanted horses and
ponies. Jane is currently working with new Dressage hopeful, Lucky
Star, and plans to try him for the Athens Olympic squad.
said: I chose to run for The Blue Cross because I wanted to
run for a charity which had the same objectives and principles of
caring for animals that I have. Running 26 miles will be a real
challenge but remembering why Im doing it will drive me on
to the finishing line.
is running the 26 miles with a friend and both are looking for support
from local companies and individuals to help raise over £1,500
for the animal charity.
Chittock, Events Officer at The Blue Cross, said: The London
Marathon is a crucial part of our fundraising calendar and it is
only through the support of people like Jane, that The Blue Cross
is able to continue fulfilling its role. Obviously the physical
demands of the run means it will not be open to all, but for those
who can rise to the challenge, it is a unique opportunity to achieve
something extraordinary while raising money for a good cause.
you would like to sponsor Jane, or already have a place to run in
the London Marathon and would like to join her in raising money
for The Blue Cross, please contact Tracey Chittock at The Blue Cross
on 01993 825557.
Blue Cross is Britain's pet charity, providing information, advice
and practical support for pet and horse owners. Through its network
of animal adoption centres it rehomes thousands of animals each
year. Its hospitals provide veterinary care for the pets of people
who cannot afford private vets' fees.