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Hetty’s 500 mile challenge

Walk 1 mile, donate £5, and nominate 5 friends, all in aid of canine cancer research.

When David and Laura welcomed their Golden Retriever puppy – Hetty – into their lives, they made her a promise. The Hetty Promise. A promise to look after her, to always do right by her, and to have fun every day.

But things didn't turn out as they had hoped and expected. Sadly, Hetty was just 18 months old when they lost her to stage 5 T-cell lymphoma.

David and Laura are honouring Hetty’s short but happy life by fundraising in aid of Zoe’s Journey UK – a support group that raises funds for canine cancer research at the University of Edinburgh.

David and Laura ask you to:

  1. Walk a mile.
  2. Donate a fiver to Zoe's Journey UK at
  3. Nominate five friends, colleagues or family members to complete the challenge next!
  4. Shout about your achievement! Post on social media, message your friends,  and ask them to support Zoe's JourneyUK in memory of Hetty too.

(Please make sure the intensity of your walk is appropriate for you (and your dog's) level of fitness.)

Useful links

Hetty's 500 mile challenge on Facebook (external site)

Zoe's Journey UK

Donate £5 via JustGiving(external website)

Contact for more information

Kerry Mackay

Senior Community Fundraising Officer

  • Development & Alumni

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