Dog Lover to Run Comrades for Rural Pets in Need

Comrades

Gina Hinchliffe is running her 27th Comrades this year and she is raising funds to help cover the costs of a rural sterilisation drive.

 

Durban, South Africa (15 August 2022) – 55-year-old Gina Hinchliffe is an avid animal lover from Glenwood, Durban. She is also a dedicated Comrades Marathon runner about to accomplish her 27th run this year. To mark the special occasion,she will be running to raise funds to help rural animals.

Hinchliffe is passionate about the work being done by the Brighter Future Sanctuary Project, a non-profit organisation that advocates for animals. She hopes her crowdfunding campaign will assist the project with a rural sterilisation campaign. Hinchliffe has set the goal of raising R15,000 to go towards this project.

“My passion and love for animals is what inspired me to take on this journey. If I am going to run, which I can, then why not run with a purpose. Sterilisation is important as it prevents unnecessary breeding and reduces the number of cats and dogs that land up unwanted and as strays.” – Gina

Since the launch of her campaign, she has raised over R13 500 towards her goal. As an owner of two rescue dogs, Hinchliffe hopes to also encourage people to adopt pets from shelters.

“I would like to encourage the public to adopt, not shop. There are so many ways you can show your love for animals, take a fur baby home with you, support my cause and help me make a difference!” 

Since taking on her first Comrades in 1989, she has won 14 Bronze, 9 Vic Clapham, and 3 Bill Rowans medals.

“What I love about the Comrades is the anticipation, the training and preparation, pounding the pavements with my daughter, husband and friends. With our busy lives, I treasure these moments.” 

“The day of the marathon is even more exhilarating. The spectators and supporters mean so much to us runners. I can’t wait to take on this leg of the Comrades and knowing I’m doing it for ‘man’s best friend’ is very fitting”

You can support Gina’s cause via BackaBuddy here.


Sources: BackaBuddy
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