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Clarks Farm Greyhound Rescue
Thousands of greyhounds retire from racing every year. Some are less than two years old; the majority are aged around three and four. Many people do not realise that greyhounds make excellent family pets. They are gentle, loving and adapt to home life easily. Contrary to common belief they are actually very lazy and only need two 20 minute walks each day. When re-homed responsibly they can live with other breeds of dogs and other pets such as cats. Why not consider 'A forty miles per hour couch potato' as your next family dog?

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The Bearded Bodysnatchers's Fright Hike page

Karen Mills

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I was born with Cystic Fibrosis, and after battling through life, at the age of 27 I underwent a double lung transplant in February 2014 and now I feel ready and able to take on a challenge.

The three of us mad, bearded fools (very strange as we're all females!) wanted to do a sponsored event, but didn't want to do anything as ordinary as a "normal" walk or bike ride... and so, having found information on the Fright Hike, we figured a hike through a haunted forest, in the dark on Halloween weekend would be just our cup of tea as we're all mad about the supernatural.

We have decided to raise money on behalf of two charities which are close to our hearts: Papworth Hospital Cystic Fibrosis Unit & Clarks Farm Greyhound Rescue. 

Papworth CF unit have looked after after me for several years and despite their best efforts, my lungs still deteriorated beyond repair. Thanks to the transplant team (and my donor) I am now finally able to do something to try to give something back to the unit to help those who are still battling on. It is also a good opportunity for me to do something in memory of good friends who sadly passed before transplant could transform their lives.

Clarks Farm Greyhound Rescue is a Maldon based rehoming kennels for retired greyhounds who are in need of loving, family homes. The unfortunate side of things is that there are always too many dogs needing homes, for the kennels available. We as a family have helped to home numerous greyhounds over the years who have enriched our lives greatly, and we hope to help others find their forever homes.

Recent donors


31.10.14 Good luck for the hike, very proud of you all, but especially Karen

31.10.14 Best of luck Karen! I don't fancy 30km in daylight let alone in the dark. Hope it's not too scary! x

30.10.14 Best of luck Shoves!!

30.10.14 Good luck x


29.10.14 Go for it girlies well done xxxx Karen

27.10.14 Go Go Go Karen and Sue!!!


25.10.14 great cause, big challenge- good luck!

24.10.14 Hi Karen, There's no stopping you now, eh?! Well done you! ... From Becka, who did your SLR homecheck. :D

24.10.14 good luck Karen!

18.10.14 Organ donation is such a wonderful thing, it changes so many lives in so many ways. Think I know what the beards are for now! Lots of love, Chris

13.10.14 Hi Karen, I hope it all goes well for you and your mum. You truly are an inspiration.


13.10.14 Happy hiking, ladies! Xxx

13.10.14 You are a true inspiration! Good luck on the night x

13.10.14 Good luck Karen. Love Matty x

12.10.14 Good luck with the hike! I'd like to say I hope its not too scary but I think you'll be disappointed if something spooky didnt happen! x

11.10.14 Good luck , have fun just look out for Dick Turpin! And don't get stuck in the mud! That's for Sue! Xx

10.10.14 Good luck!

10.10.14 Best of luck to you both! Proud of you xx

25.09.14 Good luck!


04.09.14 Good luck with the walk! If you put half the amount of effort into the walk as you have done with everything you've been through you'll be just fine! So proud of you


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