Animal sanctuary digs deep for dogs

PUBLISHED: 17:40 13 January 2015

Jo Cox (left) presenting her cheque to Linda Baker, of Ferne Animal Sanctuary

Jo Cox (left) presenting her cheque to Linda Baker, of Ferne Animal Sanctuary


Campaign supporter Jo Cox raised £334.50 through a 100-mile bike ride

A challenging 100-mile bike ride has kept the fundraising wheels turning for Ferne Animal Sanctuary’s £1million new Digs for Dogs appeal.

Campaign supporter Jo Cox raised £334.50 when she completed the tough ‘Wiggle New Forest 100 Sportive’ cycling event in eight hours, 22 minutes and 18 seconds.

Sharon Pavey, head of fundraising and marketing at the animal sanctuary in Wambrook, near Chard, said: “Jo’s achievement is amazing - we would love to hear from others who fancy taking on an extreme challenge to raise funds for the sanctuary, whether that is cycling, running, mountain climbing, skydiving.”

Ferne Animal Sanctuary launched its ‘New Digs for Dogs’ £1m project last year to build a new enhanced kennel block, improved grooming and veterinary care room, information hub, social unit, offices, reception and purpose-built rehoming centre at their site.

Fundraising packs for the appeal, details of how to donate, volunteer, or to find out more information about all their events can be obtained by calling 01460 65214 or by visiting

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