A WOMAN has raised more than £620 for the Cramar Cat Sanctuary by running the London Marathon.
Faye Brennan started running four years ago and joined the Alvechurch Road Runners. After falling in love with running she entered 5K and 10K races, progressing to two half-marathons last year for Macmillan and the British Heart Foundation.
She entered the London Marathon and was lucky enough to get a ballot place – she started training in December and decided she wanted to help a small local charity.
Growing up her family always had cats and dogs but Faye’s real love was cats.
She was amazed at how many cats and kittens Cramar had.
She said: “They were all lovely and so well looked after – the staff were very friendly and helpful too.
“I have always believed that, as they grow up, children should always have a pet.”
Faye crossed the finishing line in four hours, 27 minutes.
“It was an amazing but a tough experience and I’m very proud of myself.”
She said raising the cash was the important thing.
There is still time for people to contribute to Faye’s total by visiting www.mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/fayebrennan and donating there.
There has also been an added bonus for Faye – Cramar staff named a mummy cat brought into the centre after her when they found out she would be pounding the streets of London.
Faye and her four kittens arrived after their owner was evicted.
One kitten had already died and the others were very poorly with cat flu.
Two were not strong enough to survive and died even with the centre’s vet support.
The other two – Kane and Abraham – are doing well.
Mum, now spayed, vaccinated and microchipped, has been rehomed but the kittens will have to stay a while longer and are currently in a foster home.