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Friday March 23, 2012

Support The DSPCA in this year's Flora  Women's Mini Marathon if you care passionately about animal welfare.

It’s here again!  The Flora Women’s Mini Marathon 2012 registrations start today!  Irish Olympic Contender and DSPCA Volunteer, Derval O’Rourke was on her marks today to help us promote the importance of this event and how much it means to the DSPCA.

“Animal Welfare is very close to my heart and I would urge everyone who can participate in this year’s Women’s Mini Marathon to do it for the DSPCA, it’s such a worthy cause”

The 10k Marathon will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, 4th June at 3pm.  This event is an extremely important fund raiser for the DSPCA.  It costs €2m to run the shelter every year where we look after sick, injured and cruelly treated animals.  The Flora Women’s Mini Marathon facilitates us in raising a large proportion of this money needed to help the most vulnerable animals in our society.

Flora Women’s Mini Marathon celebrates 30 Years in 2012 so let’s make it the biggest year for them and for the DSPCA which is 172 years old this year.

We are hoping to break records this year so we are recruiting 1,000 runners, joggers, walkers to participate and raise essential funds for the Shelter. 

The Gold Medal Winner (Moscow 2006) Derval,  put in a solid performance with the DSPCA Fundraising Team Natasha and Jill with a little help from MJ the 3 legged Pomeranian Cross, Ruby the Cavalier King Charles and her own Labradoodle, Berlino.   

How do you register?  Firstly, make sure you register with Flora Women’s Mini Marathon by completing the forms that will be appearing in the Evening Herald every Wednesday and Saturday or online at from 22nd February 2012 until the closing date Friday, 20th April 2012 or when the maximum number of entries is reached.  Then be sure to register online with the DSPCA or by calling the Fund Raising Team on 01-4994726/7/9.  You will then receive a sponsorship card and one of our fabulous t-shirts. 

If you are not participating then be a supporter and pledge your money to the lovely ladies who will be out in force on the 4th June to raise money for the animals.

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