FEEL GOOD | Durban Dog Lover (55) takes on 27th Comrades Marathon to kick off sterilisation drive Gina with her two pups, Spot & Bruno.

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Gina Hinchliffe (55) an animal lover from Glenwood, Durban will be embarking on her 27th Comrades Marathon on 28 August 2022, dedicating her mammoth milestone to an incredible cause.

Passionate about Brighter Future Sanctuary Project, a non-profit organization that advocates for animals, Gina, a dog mom of two, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on BackaBuddy, to raise R15 000 to sterilise at least 18 animals in rural areas.

“My passion and love for animals is what inspired me to take on this journey. If I am going to run, which I can, then why not run with a purpose. Sterilisation is important as it prevents unnecessary breeding and reduces the number of cats and dogs that land up unwanted and as strays.” – says Gina

Gina Hinchliffe is ready to take on her 27th Comrades for a worthy cause.

Since the launch of her campaign, Gina has raised over R11 000 with kind contributions from 16 donors. 

“I would like to encourage the public to adopt, not shop. There are so many ways you can show your love for animals, take a fur baby home with you, support my cause and help me make a difference!” -says Gina

Support this campaign on BackaBuddy: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/gina-runs-comrades-for-brighter-future

Alternatively, donate via Snapscan: https://pos.snapscan.io/qr/SupportGina 

‘Comrades is in my blood’

Since taking on her first Comrades in 1989, Gina has won 14 Bronze, 9 Vic Clapham, 3 Bill Rowans medals.

“What I love about the Comrades is the anticipation, the training and preparation, pounding the pavements with my daughter, husband and friends. With our busy lives, I treasure these moments.” – says Gina

“The day of the marathon is even more exhilarating. The spectators and supporters mean so much to us runners. I can’t wait to take on this leg of the Comrades and knowing I’m doing it for ‘man’s best friend’ is very fitting” – says Gina


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