10k for Rapids Chosen Charity 2016 - Please Show Your Support!

by Rapid Welding 17. March 2016 12:19

Meet Karen & Charlotte, our 10k Super Girls!

10k is the distance two incredible members of our team have volunteered to push themselves this coming June, all by way of raising money for Rapid's 2016 chosen charity, "Guide Dogs for the Blind Portsmouth & District".

Karen Read, our lovely Gas and Service Dept. Administrator, has been running since May last year, and 10k will be the furthest she has ever challenged herself. Charlotte Mansfield works in accounts, and following an operation on her femur has set herself this goal to "get back to normality as well as being an amazing cause to support others in tough times." It's a big ask for our girls, but when you look into the admiral work Guide Dogs for the Blind do and the amazing changes it can make to people living with visual impairment, you begin to understand the motivation behind their willingness to undertake such an almighty task.

Guide Dogs for the blind has helped over 30,000 visually impaired people achieve life-changing independence. Guide dogs are supported by the charity from birth to retirement at a cost of £50,000 per dog (this includes training whilst still at the centre and continuation of support once they are with their new owners, this can include vet bills, further training and even food). A guide dogs working life can last from 6-7 years and many people can require around 8 dogs in their lifetime!

Sadly the charity receives no Government help (national or local) to its
costs. They rely solely on the generosity of the general public.

If you want to show your support, help Karen and Charlotte reach their target of £500 and change someones life for the better, then please follow the link below to their JustGiving page and join us and everyone who has donated so far in making a difference.

https://www.justgiving.com/Karen-Read8/

Well done Karen and Charlotte!

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