Amy Guy, best known as Sky television’s Gladiator “Siren” and former Miss Wales and Miss UK, will be putting her best foot forward when she takes part in her first marathon.
Amy, who also has claim to the title of Miss World Sport and Fitness, will be raising funds for World Horse Welfare (WHW) by running the London Marathon on April 13.
She said: “I am very nervous to be running my first marathon, especially as it’s such a big race. However, I am really proud to be able to represent WHW and support all the great work they do for horses in need.”
The funds raised by Amy, who is a patron of WHW, and those other supporters running to help horses will assist the charity in coping with the growing number of horses in the UK that need to be rescued and brought into one of its four rescue and rehoming centres around the country.
Across England and Wales there are at least 7,000 horses at risk of neglect or abandonment, with around 3,500 on land they are not legally supposed to be on – often they are left to breed, suffer and sometimes die.
The charity’s director of fundraising John Blake said: “We are full to bursting with welfare cases having rescued 76% more horses last year compared to 2012 – but so many still need rescuing in the UK. Amy’s efforts, both in running and through raising awareness of our work will help us to help more horses in desperate need of our care.”