Sheffield vet taking on London Marathon

PDSA vet Rob Haselgrove checks Elsa the kitten.
PDSA vet Rob Haselgrove checks Elsa the kitten.
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A Sheffield vet is striding ahead with training ahead of taking part in the London Marathon later this month.

Robert Haselgrove is taking on the 26.2-mile challenge on Sunday, April 23, in aid of the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals charity.

The 37-year-old, who has been a senior vet at the Sheffield PDSA Pet Hospital for two years, is hoping to cross the finish line in three hours' and 45 minutes.

He said: “Being able to help those in difficult circumstances who can’t afford the vet care their pets need makes such a difference to people’s lives. I wanted to do my part in helping raise vital and much-needed funds for the charity as well as raising awareness for this often overlooked charity.”

He is hoping to raise £1500 for PDSA and Prostate Cancer UK. To sponsor his charity appeal visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RobertHaselgrove.