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Pedal-power fundraising supports animal charities

Agria Pet Insurance has presented cheques to two charities recently thanks to some pedal-powered fundraising.

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home and Medical Detection Dogs was nominated by Agria to support with their annual team cycling event, the Extra Mile Challenge.

Over 500 miles of the French countryside was covered in just three days.

Such a tough challenge attracted a whole host of sponsors; motivating the teams and resulting in a fantastic £2,343.75 being raised for these worthwhile causes.

Debbie Flint, ambassador of Medical Detection Dogs said: “We can’t thank the cycling teams at Agria enough for their support.

“Medical Detection Dogs is changing the lives of people with life-threatening conditions every day, but at a cost of £11,200 to train a medical alert assistance dog, and no government funding, we rely on donations to continue our ground-breaking work.”

Chief executive at Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, Howard Bridges, said: “Our first experience of Crufts ended on a high as we received a wonderful donation from our friends at Agria Pet Insurance from their tough cycle challenge!

“Every penny will go towards helping dogs and cats receive the care they deserve and find a forever home, and we are extremely grateful.”


Agria’s cycling teams are currently in training for the first event of 2016, the Mont Ventoux challenge. For more information visit

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