Places available on Beachy Head Marathon for The Kit Wilson Trust

A HADLOW Down animal charity is offering three people places in a forthcoming marathon.

The Kit Wilson Trust has three places in the Beachy Head Marathon for people who would like to raise money towards the care of the animals at its Hadlow rescue centre.

Starting and finishing at the foot of the Downs in Eastbourne, the event takes place on Saturday, October 22. It is one of the UK’s biggest off-road marathons and attracts entrants from throughout the country and abroad.

Entry has now closed so the Kit Wilson places will enable anyone who has not got a place to take part. Sanctuary manager, Pat Wilder said: “We have more animals than ever in need of new homes. Some of these are abandoned, or strays, others are brought to us by their owners who are no longer able to keep them. They all need housing, feeding and veterinary care, and we desperately need funds to meet these costs.” Marathon organisers say that fit, regular walkers should be able to complete the course in 6-8 hours. Anyone interested in taking part should contact Pat Wilder on 01323 871619.

Started 30 years ago, the Trust has grown and set up its own centre in 1986. As well as re-homing and rescue it has also become involved in wildlife rehabilitation and operates a wildlife emergency helpline.