Determined Clare completes Link Road Run dressed as a dog

Clare Kersley SUS-150930-094455001
Clare Kersley SUS-150930-094455001

Local osteopath Clare Kersley has raised more than £300 after completing the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road 10K for charity Canine Partners while dressed as a dog.

Clare, from Bexhill, completed the run on September 20 to support assistance dog charity Canine Partners during its 25th anniversary year.

The money Clare raised will enable the Charity to train more assistance dogs, transforming the lives of people with disabilities.

The charity, which is based near Midhurst, trains dogs to perform tasks such as opening and closing doors, undressing, pressing buttons, retrieving items, unloading washing machines, taking card and cash from ATMs and other everyday tasks that disabled people find difficult, painful or impossible to do for themselves.

Fundraiser Clare said: “I dressed up as a dog and took part in the one-off Bexhill to Hastings Link Road 10k run to raise money and awareness for Canine Partners.

“Canine Partners is an amazing charity which trains dogs to perform all sorts of daily tasks and then partners these incredible dogs with disabled people.

“Assistance dogs can provide invaluable help with tasks that may otherwise be difficult, painful or impossible to perform for a disabled person.

“The dogs also provide that special companionship, unconditional love and affection which is so unique to dogs.

“Having a Canine Partner can, quite literally, transform a disabled person’s life, giving them back independence and the confidence to go out and about on their own.”

To donate to the cause, visit

Canine Partners is offering runners free entry into a new Brighton 10k race, Bright10, in return for sponsorship. For more information visit Holly on 01730 716013 or

Canine Partners receives no government funding and is wholly dependent on public donations and legacies.

To find out more about the charity and its work, visit Visit Canine Partners’ Web site at

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