Veterinary staff appeal for cash

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Staff at a Sudbury vets are hoping people will get behind them as they take on the Sudbury Fun Run in aid of a vital animal charity.

Six women from Ardmore Veterinary Group in Cornard Road, Sudbury, will soon take on the five-mile challenge of the town’s annual fun run, using the event to raise funds for a little-known charity.

Hounds for Heroes provides specially trained dogs for injured and disabled men and women from the UK armed forces and emergency services.

Once fully trained, the dogs not only bring quality of life to their owner by opening doors, picking up items, getting money from ATMs and opening train doors, they also bring companionship and love.

“We thought we’d support the charity because not many people had heard of it,” said Jo Codling, who is one of the six in training for the race.

Having previously run the London Marathon, the five miles should be a walk in the park for clinic assistant Jo.

The 43-year-old, from Reddells Close, Sudbury, admitted that, while she would start with the rest of the group, she might not finish with them, hoping to beat her time from last year.

So far, the women have collected donations from customers at the surgery, however, they have yet to receive a single donation on their online giving page.

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