Picture of a lady holding a dog and a cheque

Cycle Heroes back SN Dogs charity

Published:  14 November, 2017

Stray and needy dogs in the Swindon area are among the beneficiaries of the 300km Cycle Heroes 2017 trek from Ghent in Belgium to Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

SN Dogs, who look after and rehome stray and needy dogs in the area, were nominated by Swindon-based CMS SupaTrak and have already been presented with a cheque for £1,152.66.

The charity was nominated by Jason Airey, managing director of CMS, and one of the riders on the team of 25, along with his colleagues Damien Penman and Geert Vloedgraven.

Jason said: ‘My own dog Dino came to us via SN Dogs and he’s made such a difference to our family. Other members of staff at CMS have also adopted their dogs from them so SN Dogs has become an important organisation for us.

‘Smaller and lesser-known charities often find it difficult to raise much needed funds so we decided this year that our industry cycle ride should benefit a small Swindon charity.

‘SN Dogs was such an obvious choice for us and we knew that whatever we managed to raise would make a big difference to the lives of other dogs in need.’

Picture of two of the Cycle Heroes with dogs presenting the cheque to SN Dogs

Pictured left to right are MD of CMS SupaTrak Jason Airey and his rescue dog Dino, Clare Fantini-Stephens of SN Dogs with Tacho, Damien Penman from CMS SupaTrak and Sally Cumner from CMS SupaTrak with her dog which was also rescued with SN Dogs

Clare Fantini-Stephens, of SN Dogs, said: ‘We are absolutely thrilled at the amount that has been raised and would like to say a big Thank You to Jason and the team for fundraising for us.

‘At this time of the year funds get short so this money has come at a very good time and will be used mainly for vets’ fees for the dogs currently in our care and those about to come into our care.’

Formerly named Swindon’s Needy Dogs the charity was set up to help dogs in the Swindon pound. The charity now also takes in dogs from outside of Swindon, as well as from abroad and its objective is to work towards a long-term solution for Swindon’s needy dogs through support, guidance and advice for new owners.

The organisation works with Swindon Borough Council and other agencies and charities to improve the lives of Swindon’s dogs in needs.

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