Are you a cat lover? This American couple are planning a honeymoon marathon run to help the UK’s largest Cat charity, Cats Protection…
An American couple are planning to spend their honeymoon raising money for Cats Protection by running the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon!
After tying the knot in October at their home city of Seattle, Matt Browning, 39, and Julie Schultz, 31, will fly to the UK for a two-and-a-half-week holiday. But, before embarking of a tour of England and Scotland, the newly-weds will kick-start their honeymoon by taking part in the 13.1 mile route through Central London.
Matt and Julie, whose own cats are ten-year-old sisters Columbia and Carmen, are hoping to raise over £750 for Cats Protection. Matt says: “We had heard about the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon and, as avid runners, we thought that this would be a wonderful event for us to participate in. Julie and I are both animal lovers and have two cats. We love that Cats Protection finds good homes for cats and never puts healthy cats to sleep, so we were thrilled to get the opportunity to run for the charity.”
Cats Protection is the UK’s largest cat charity which helps around 200,000 cats and kittens every year through a network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 32 centres. Their Fundraising Events Manager Rebecca Worth said: “We’re really grateful to Matt and Julie for all their hard work with fundraising and training. Not many couples would choose to take part in such a huge challenge on their honeymoon, and we hope it will be a memorable and fulfilling start to their married life.”
To find out more about taking part in a fundraising event for Cats Protection, email rebecca.w[email protected], and to make a donation to Matt and Julie’s fundraising efforts, please visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/mattjuliewedding.
We wish Matt and Julie a wonderful wedding day, honeymoon and future together!