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Tim Leach
Tim Leach

Internal News - 17 January 2007

Security officer to run charity marathon wearing 10kg vest

University of Bath security officer Tim Leach will run the Bath Half Marathon wearing a 10kg weighted vest to help raise funds for Bath Cats & Dogs Home.

The 31 year old running enthusiast, decided to undertake the 13 mile run with the equivalent of 10 bags of sugar strapped to his chest to “do something different”.

Tim said: “I’m mad about long-distance running - a habit I developed whilst working for the Army’s Infantry Division several years ago, and I wanted to do something out of the ordinary for a change when running.”

“I’ve chosen to fill my vest with 20 small bags of sand to up the stakes and increase my body weight by 10kg to push my body to the limit. My aim is to complete the run on 25 March in under 2 hours and preferably in 1 hour 50 minutes.

“I am very much looking forward to taking part in the 13 mile run, whilst at the same time raising much needed funding to care for the hundreds of animals at Bath Cats and Dogs Home. I regularly walk the dogs from the Home and wanted to combine my interest in running and animals with fundraising.”

Rachel Edwards, Fundraising Manager at the Home, said: “Having taken part in several half marathons and 10k runs, which are always both physically and mentally challenging, I really admire charity runners like Tim who are deliberately making the Bath Half even more challenging.”

“Although Bath Cats and Dogs Home is a branch of the national RSPCA, we do not receive financial support from the organisation and therefore rely totally on kind donations, fundraising activities such as Tim’s kind gesture and legacies to secure the huge £1million required every year just to keep the Home running.”

Anyone interested in sponsoring Tim should call Rachel Edwards, Fundraising Manager at Bath Cats and Dogs Home, on: 01225 780259.

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Bath Cats & Dogs Home is one of the largest re-homing centres in the UK, providing essential shelter, veterinary care and re-homing services to more than 3,000 animals every year. Although a branch of the national RSPCA, the home does not receive financial support from the organisation and therefore relies totally on donations, fundraising and legacies to secure the huge £1m required every year just to keep the home running.