A Scottish dog lover has made an amazing effort to support the cause of animal welfare. She has featured in the local media because of her dedication for assisting dogs. What is perhaps even more remarkable than her 54 mile sponsored cycle ride on behalf of dogs is the fact that she is only ten years old. She travelled on a tiring route from Glasgow to Edinburgh in the company of her family. In a time when the media often focuses on misbehaviour by the young, the achievement of Eadidh Monteith deserves widespread recognition.
Eadidh struggled through wind and rain to get to her destination. She gave her sponsorship money of approximately £80 to the Dogs Trust. As she adores dogs, her excellent choice of charity was of little surprise. Although she often rides her bicycle to school and for pleasure, Eadidh did not do any specific training for the epic journey. She explained her motivation:
“My favourite animals are dogs and I like the fact that Dogs Trust does not put healthy dogs to sleep, so I decided to raise some money to help them.”
Eadidh is a pupil of Bonaly Primary school and is a credit to the institution. She is supported by her family in her charitable activities. In just one day, Eadidh and her father, mother, brother and golden retriever, Biddy, took eight hours to complete the 54 miles. Her father, Duncan, and her mother, Una, must be very proud of her. Her brother Finn also did brilliantly to complete the trip.
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