The third annual Preston RSPCA pet food run is a great success

Posted on - 14th December, 2016 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Charities, Christmas, Food & Drink, Preston Locations, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston

RSPCA Pet Food Run 2016. Photo by Pete Knight

The RSPCA held their third annual Pet Food Run on Sunday (11 December) and it was a huge success.


The annual Pet Food Run involves the biker community riding to Preston’s RSPCA to then be greeted by volunteers providing refreshments.

The riders bring along with them donations that have been made for the pets, including kitten food, old towels and pet beds.

RSPCA Pet Food Run 2016. Photo by Pete Knight

The event is usually held in the run up to Christmas, which is usually a desperate time for the charity, such as this year with the shelter being overrun with kittens.

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With the run proving a success in recent years, this year was certainly no different with over 30 people attending and riding from Lane Ends Pub, on Blackpool Road in Ashton, from 12.30pm to the shelter.

The event managed to raise between £500-£600 worth of donations and there are already plans in place to hold the run gain in the future.

Laura Gunson, organiser of the Pet Food Run, continues to hold the event as she is a massive animal lover and felt that they shouldn’t be left out at Christmas, especially because many pets go unwanted when they grow older so end up at the shelter.

RSPCA Pet Food Run 2016. Photo by Pete Knight

Laura said: “It was a brilliant day and we will definitely be doing it again next year.

“It’s been getting bigger each year so hopefully next year will be just as fab, if not more so!”

You can follow updates of the event on the Facebook page.

Did you, or anyone you know, take part in the RSPCA Food Pet Run? Let us  know in the comments below

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