Bring Gobi Home

by dionlucja in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Bring Gobi Home
We did it
On 19th September 2016 we successfully raised £38,280 with 938 supporters in 56 days

Amazing stray dog that ran 250km 'Gobi Desert March' race in China -Help me bring her to UK. All remaining money donated to dog shelters.

by dionlucja in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

Due to the over whelming support for the Bring Gobi Home project we have set a stretch target of £50k. We realise that through the exposure this project has had worldwide, Gobi has spoken for all the silent dogs that all need; and deserve; our love, support and help. Whilst the details of how we will help need to ironed out, rest assured that all lines raised will be put to the best and most needy causes to make some more dogs and people as happy as Gobi and us.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Latest update - Pledges due to close 19th September

don't miss out on supporting Gobi's journey home to Edinburgh.
Pledges of £75 get this gorgeous one off keyring, £150 for a 2017 Gobi Calendar, £300 our #BringGobiHome t-shirt and £500 will allow you to spend a weekend in Edinburgh next year with a chance to meet Gobi and go on an Edinburgh Run Tours and spend time with Dion and Lucja exploring the stunning city of Edinburgh.
Leftover funds will be utilised to support other dog charities/shelters details of which are still to be determined.



Bring Gobi Home                                                       #bringGobihome

Gobi (the dog previously known as Tinto) was the star of the  2016 Gobi March 4 Deserts race in China.

Gobi, a friendly stray dog joined 101 other competitors running 250km over the Tian Shan Mountains down to the Black Gobi Desert during a 6 stage 7 day self sufficiency foot race. Gobi ran 4 stages including the final 10km stage to the finish line, showing unique strength and stamina for a little dog to keep up with the runners in such grueling conditions.

Everyone from the competitors, volunteers and race crew fell in love with this little dog that captured all our hearts. Gobi took a shine to me and over the week we developed an unbreakable bond as I shared my sleeping space, food/water and ultimately our companionship. 

During the race I had to make small allowances to ensure Gobi's safety and completion of the stages she ran, I carried her across rivers and over sluice gates she could not cross on her own. Gobi rested on Day 4 and Day 5 due to the heat of the desert but waited for me at the finish line and I knew then this was no ordinary dog and experience. After completing the race I began looking into how to get Gobi from China to me in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Getting Gobi to the UK is a long process, one that will take up to 4 months and see her medically checked, quarantined and fingers crossed cleared for entry. All this comes at a cost close to a whopping £5000. We are committed to making this work, I am selling some of my whisky collection (I work for) and we are hopeful this will raise some funds to help make these costs more manageable. If you ever felt that magic bond with an animal I hope you can also help make this happen by giving as little or as much as you are able and anything you can help with would make this story even more amazing!

Stay tuned for pupdates, we will be keeping you posted on Facebook and Twitter. 

Thanks Dion and Lucja.


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This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Thank you for your belief in the project and we really appreciate all your support.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

As a thank you for believing in the #bringGobihome project we will send you a Gobi digital image for your Facebook/Twitter/Instagram pages.

£75 or more

£75 Reward

As a thank you for believing in the #bringGobihome project we will send you a Gobi keyring.

£150 or more

£150 Reward

As a thank you for believing in the #bringGobihome project we will send you a Gobi calendar.

£300 or more

£300 Reward

As a thank you for believing in the #bringGobihome project we will send you a Gobi T Shirt.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

As a thank you for believing in the #bringGobihome project we will invite you to Edinburgh for a weekend of running tours and city visit with Gobi....(and Dion and Lucja!).

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