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Issue 309 – Evelyn is barking mad as she completes the Bristol Half Marathon

New homes’ sales consultant, Evelyn Sliman, ‘em’barked’ on her first ever half marathon on Sunday 5th September, spurred on by a hearty donation of £500 for Bath Cats & Dogs Home from her employer Taylor Wimpey.

Pounding the streets of Bristol with 16,000 other runners, Evelyn completed the Bristol Half Marathon in 2 hrs, 40 minutes – on track of her target.
‘Pawsing’ for breath at the end of the gruelling challenge, Evelyn, from Taylor Wimpey’s Selwood Grove development said, “I only started road running in April and the furthest I’ve ran is eight miles, so completing the Bristol Half Marathon is a fantastic accomplishment for me. It was tough, but enjoyable and running through the finish line gives you an amazing sense of achievement. I’ve been aching for the past couple of days, but to know I’ve raised funds for Bath Cats and Dogs Home is just fantastic.”
Bath Cats and Dogs Home has just launched their Happy Homes Appeal to enrich the lives of animals and help to reduce stress within the kennel and cattery environments. Taylor Wimpey’s donation will contribute to building an enrichment paddock for dogs to help relieve boredom, whilst specialist toys will help to relieve the stress, monotony and loneliness that kennel life can often bring.
Rachel Phelps-Allen, spokesperson from Bath Cats and Dogs Home, comments, “We are really grateful to enthusiastic supporters like Evelyn who take the initiative to help raise crucial funds to help us care for the hundreds of dogs, cats and small animals on site. As an independent, self-funding charity we are totally reliant on fundraising, donations and legacies. Every penny helps and will go directly towards benefiting our animals. We would like to say a big thank you to Evelyn and Taylor Wimpey for their kind donation.”
Selwood Grove is a collection of two, three and four bedroom homes located less than a mile from the centre of Frome. A selection of three and four bedroom homes is currently available and prices start from £184,995.
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