Team World Animal Protection hits the streets for City2Surf!

11 August 2014

The iconic Sun-Herald City2Surf is a hugely successful event, raising millions of dollars for charity. This year, the infamous road race attracted more than 80,000 runners from all over the world.

We had an amazing 98 runners sign up to represent World Animal Protection. 21 of these fantastic supporters were Gold Runners, who needed to raise a minimum of $1,000 for the animals.

The cool and cloudy conditions on Sunday were perfect for running the 14km from Sydney’s Hyde Park to Bondi Beach. As our tired and courageous runners crossed the finish line, we were there to cheer them on and enjoyed a picnic together on the beach afterwards in celebration.

A Gold Runner awash with fundraising ideas!

One of our special Gold Runners on Sunday was Vet Nurse Rebecca Cunningham. She had a brilliant idea to help her reach her fundraising target. 

With the help of her local pet grooming parlour, Rebecca and her friends held a doggie Wash-a-Thon! In exchange for a donation of between $15 and $45, Rebecca and her friends brushed, washed, pampered and preened local pooches of all shapes and sizes. They also held a BBQ and bake sale on the day.

Rebecca finally raised $1,095 at her foamy and fun event, thanks to the wonderful support of her friends, family and local community. In total, she’s raised over $2,600, to help protect animals across the globe. What a star.

You can still support Rebecca with a donation through her fundraising page. She’s posted some great photos of the beautifully presented pooches there too!

These amazing people help us change animals lives 

We can’t thank all our runners enough for their kindness and generosity towards animal protection. So far, they’ve raised a cracking $38,708 to help us end animal suffering around the world.

There’s still plenty of fundraising races in the calendar so why not join in the fun at an event near you! Just drop an email to Nicole at for more information.