Exmouth's Elaine pedals to raise funds for veterans' assistance

PUBLISHED: 10:00 09 November 2016

Elaine Turner pedals 90 miles to raise funds for assistance dogs

Elaine Turner pedals 90 miles to raise funds for assistance dogs

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An Exmouth woman has cycled the equivalent of 90 miles to fund assistance dogs for veterans suffering with stress disorders.

A community ambassador with the Halifax, Elaine Turner, of Bicton Place, ‘covered’ the distance between Exeter, where she works, and Weymouth on a static cycle.

The event, at Cranford Sports Centre, has helped to raise more than £5,000 for the Devon-based charity Veterans with Dogs.

Some £6,000 is needed to pay for a puppy’s first year of training.

The aim is provide an assistance dog to veterans suffering with conditions like post traumatic stress disorder, commonly known as PTSD.

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