Anne Teasdale

Long distance challenges

This is Jasper, a 6-year-old Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever who was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2019.

After researching the disease, his owner Anne was shocked to learn how common cancer is in dogs and found out that we are the only UK charity with a dedicated research programme focused on beating canine cancer. Wanting to help make a difference to dogs like her own Jasper, Anne signed up for the Thames Path 100km Challenge 2019 to raise money to go towards our research.

“I have decided to fundraise for this cause to help the many dogs out there facing all sorts of cancer,” Anne explained. “I do a number of ultra-marathons each year but decided that Thames Path would be a great opportunity to raise some sponsorship. It is something positive I can do and helps me focus on things other than chemo appointments.”

We’re so pleased to reveal that Anne not only completed this walk in just under 25 hours, but also raised over £1700 – an incredible achievement and phenomenal total! Although the walk was gruelling, Anne pushed through and was delighted to meet Jasper and Qwin at the end, both sporting their AHT jackets.

Jasper finished chemo for lymphoma in December 2019. As this is a big year for me and a continual challenge for Jasper, I will be fundraising again for Animal Health Trust in order to keep researching for a cure.


This year, Anne is taking on five more long-distance challenges to continue raising money for our cancer research programme. Anne’s fundraising challenges will include:

  • Bury St Edmunds to Clare, Suffolk – 18 miles (Sunday 10 May)
  • Race to the Castle – 100km (Saturday 6 June)
  • Cotswold Challenge – 100km (Saturday 27 June)
  • Dedham Vale Challenge – 26 miles (Saturday 1 August)
  • South Coast Challenge – 100km (Saturday 29 August)

That’s over 370km in total! We wish Anne the very best as she takes on these huge challenges and if you’d like to sponsor her, please click the button below.

Sponsor Anne and help us continue tackling cancer