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You may have noticed by now I have a special event next Thursday and we are donating money people from the event to Battersea Cats and Dogs Home because Tamlyn, our Creative Director is  is going to be running the London Marathon next year for The Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

The Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, or “BDCH” as it’s called, is an animal rescue organisation with a very clear and inspiring aim – to never turn away a dog or cat in need of help. Every year, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home cares for over 10,500 dogs and cats.

Some really good reasons we are supporting them:

They have their work cut out for them. Just like we do with “cleaning up the internet” – their work could be said to be arguably more important.

Crowdrunning – a guest blog from Daniel Ludwig – Social entrepreneur, film maker, and passionate runner who wants to make a difference through running.

Note from Keren:

I met Danny at an event and was seriously impressed by his story – how he literally lost everything and was homeless, and how he turned his life around and got his life back on track. Read on (in Danny’s words)

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The Story behind Crowdrunning

Following the death of two family members in Germany 2007, I went through the traumatic experience of losing my home and all my belongings. The following few months were some of the hardest in my life and what kept me going was my daily early morning run. After months of tough times and hard work, and with support of very good friends, I got my life back on track.

It all started out with a conversation almost two years ago in a pub with friends. “It’s my 30th this year, I want to run the New York marathon, whose in?” Well, I’m not one to turn down a challenge (plus a few beers helped with the surety that we could do this) and so I agreed to run it with him.

It turned out to be one of the best feelings in the world, running that marathon. You are tired and weary, painful doesn’t even begin to describe how you hurt at the end, but the feeling of accomplishment as you cross that finish line is something else and makes every mile trodden in training worth it.