Marathon ef­fort raised cash for Paws & Claws

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - REAL ESTATE -

Em­i­lie and I both have a love for an­i­mals and de­cided to en­ter the Trop­i­cal Jour­neys Great Bar­rier Reef Marathon 5km fun run to raise funds for Paws and Claws an­i­mal shel­ter in Port Dou­glas.

When we heard the shel­ter was clos­ing and the an­i­mals were head­ing off to fos­ter care to await a new shel­ter to be built we de­cided we wanted to help out by ded­i­cat­ing our run to them!

We set up a go Fund Me Page on­line and also left do­na­tion tins at the Quick­sil­ver and Great Ad­ven­tures reser­va­tion of­fices.

Our goal was to raise $500 and com­plete the 5km run in un­der 45mins.

The out­come .... we raised $660 and both fin­ished the race in 40 min­utes!

We would like to thank ev­ery­one who do­nated and a spe­cial shout out to all the Quick­sil­ver and Great Ad­ven­tures staff for leav­ing all their loose change in the tins. The money will be put to good use sup­ply­ing all the an­i­mals any­thing they need while they await their fur­ever homes.

Em­i­lie Kei­jzer and Jen Cope, run­ning for Paws and Claws last week­end

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