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AHT smashes charity cycling challenge target

The Animal Health Trust (AHT) recently raised more than £1,000 for its cancer research charity through a 400-mile cycling challenge at Crufts.

Vets, scientists and fundraisers took turns to cycle on the AHT’s stand at Crufts to raise awareness of and funds for its cancer research. Through determination and passion, the AHT team surpassed their target of 400 miles and managed to cycle 500 miles during the four day event.

AHT staff member Dr Mark Vaudin said: “Crufts is a great place to raise awareness of the vital work of the AHT, and this year we had a particular focus on our cancer research. With one in four dogs developing some form of cancer in their lifetime, it’s important that we tell people about the disease, and raise funds for our on-going cancer research projects.

“Everyone taking part did an amazing job. It’s a great achievement to have exceeded our initial target by cycling over 500 miles. To raise more than £1,000 on top of that is the icing on the cake, and I would like to thank everyone that donated to the cause at Crufts.”

AHT’s stand was kitted out with two professional road bikes, one of which was signed by Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton. Pendleton signed the bike when she visited AHT to wish the team well on their challenge. The signed bike will now be raffled off at the AHT Dogs Sportive cycling event on 4 August.

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