Vazon run for Guide Dogs charity
VAZON Bay was taken over yesterday by 180 runners raising money for the Guide Dogs for the Blind charity.
It was just one of the fundraising events Suzanne Mather is doing for the charity.
‘One of my best friends is partially sighted and her kids had to look after her and care for her,’ she explained.
‘When she got given a guide dog it completely changed her life so I was inspired to run the London Marathon to raise money for the Guide Dogs for the Blind charity.’
Around 180 runners took part yesterday – children, adults, beginners and experienced runners.
The course covered the whole of Vazon Bay at low tide and finishers received a medal and Easter egg for taking part.
Islands Insurance sponsored the event and provided running vests for the first 100 adults to sign up.
‘100% of the profits go to Guide Dogs for the Blind because they provide such valuable support to people visually impaired people.’
From birth to death, it costs around £55,000 to train, support, feed and look after a guide dog.
Ms Mather said training for the marathon has been vigorous but surprisingly enjoyable.
There was also a competition to guess her finishing time of the marathon – the winner will receive an afternoon tea voucher donated by The Kiln at Oatlands.
To find out more about the charity search Guide Dogs for the Blind Guernsey Branch on Facebook.
Donations can be made at public events where it is fundraising or by messaging Sarah Sarre on the Facebook page.