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Kirsty Hays is running the 2024 Kelpies Supernova
to raise funds for Border Collie Rescue

(All funds raised will go towards our new Scottish assessment and rehabilitation centre)

Kirsty says -

Hi everyone!

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My name is Kirsty! A 29-year-old lover of all dogs but of course the Border Collie is my favourite! I'll be running a 5k at the Falkirk Supernova Kelpies Run with my own collie 'Rosie', who will actually be celebrating her 2nd birthday on the day of the race -16th of March!

The reason I've decided to run this race is not actually just for Rosie, but its also for the border collie who trotted towards me over two years ago when my partner and I were out for a walk one evening at the Falkirk Kelpies.

Although it was dark, you could still see it's massive grin from ear-to-ear, it wrapped it's body round my legs for a cuddle, and made sure to give me a kiss or two, that's when I noticed its harness reading 'Adopt don't shop'.

Still to this day, I can remember how happy that collie made me feel - so much so that I decided to adopt my own!

Rehoming Rosie has been one of the best decisions of my life, there is no better feeling than waking up to morning cuddles, coming in from work to a wagging tail and falling sleep at night to your feet being kept warm as she lays across the bottom of the bed.

Falkirk Kelpies
She brings me so much indescribable joy and I thank that collie at Falkirk Kelpies every day for inspiring me to get a collie of my own.

So aye, this is for that wee collie and my precious, fun, loving Rosie!

Any donations would be so appreciative.

Thanks in advance. Kirsty x

Photo by Dagrimshaw

To sponsor Kirsty and help Border Collie Rescue set up a new assessment and rehabilitation centre for Scotland, the following options are available -

Sponsor on line using a credit or debit card here - Kirsty's Supernova Kelpie 5K

Use this link to donate to Kirsty's page and not the 'Please Donate' link above!

Make a donation through your bank to Border Collie Rescue's bank account.
Use the reference 'Kelpie Kirsty' so we know what the donation is for.
You can use our standing order form (a single donation can be made using the form) or donate using the BACS system.

If you want to make a transfer or BACS Payments

Payee - Border Collie Rescue
Account Number - 91589504
Sort Code - 40-38-19
Bankers - HSBC UK. 1 Prospect Place, Darlington. DL3 7LQ

Send a cheque or money order made out to Border Collie Rescue to -
The Treasurer
Border Collie Rescue
Dumfries and Galloway

Enclose a note with the donation or write 'Kelpie Kirsty' on the back of the cheque
(Don't forget to give us your home or email address if you need a receipt)
Please do not send cash

Why am I raising funds for Border Collie Rescue?Kelpies run at night

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Animal rehoming and adoption are all things that I am truly passionate about.

I knew I wanted to start a running journey with Rosie and made every effort to try and seek out a charity that shared the same love for the breed as I do!

After looking over The Border Collie Rescue website and exchanging emails with Mike where I learned about their plans to open a new assessment and rehabilitation centre in Scotland, and seeing how much diligent care and passion they have for the breed, I knew instantly that it was the charity for us!

Nicki and Mike and all at Border Collie Rescue send a great big thank you to Kirstie for thinking of us and offering her support and we also send our thanks to Rosie for inspiring her. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Everything you raise will go towards our new Scottish centre.

So please support Kirstie and sponsor her for what you can. You don't have to be Scottish, just a lover of Border Collies with a wish to help them

The idea of the Scottish centre is to enable us to take in more dogs and help more people in Scotland. It's not just helping dogs, it's helping people too.

It will give us a focus for our work in Scotland and save transporting dogs over the Border to Yorkshire for assessment and rehabilitation before re-homing.

To find out more about the new Scottish centre click HERE