Founder of local charity Dean Farm Trust, Mary Frankland, is in training for a “Run for Freedom" to raise money for the charity and help promote compassionate living. The veteran runner is running the Severn Bridge Half Marathon on Sunday 30th August 2015 for her first “Run for Freedom”.

Dean Farm Trust is a local charity with an animal sanctuary just outside Chepstow. Rescued animals including Miniature Shetland ponies, Exmoor ponies, donkeys, pigs, sheep and ex-battery hens are all given a home for life. Mary hopes to raise funds to help the animals at the sanctuary and also carry out the charity’s education work.

The veteran runner’s “Run for Freedom” campaign is also to raise awareness of the plight of millions of animals that are kept in confined cages throughout their lives for us to eat, wear or entertain us.

Examples include battery hens, sow farrowing crates, veal crates, fur farms, rabbit farms, puppy and kitten farms and circuses. Billions of animals suffer every year in the confinement of a cage, by shopping compassionately everyone can directly reduce this and help end this suffering.

Any one wishing to sponsor Mary can go to her Justgiving page or visit the website