CHIPPER CLUB: Warming up for my Lakeside run to help homeless people

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Greetings Chipsters everywhere! The weather has been a bit rubbish since I returned from my trip to Scotland.

Greetings Chipsters everywhere! The weather has been a bit rubbish since I returned from my trip to Scotland.

Some days have been really sunny, but other days it’s been raining. That means I don’t get to go out for walkies as much – although I don’t mind getting to watch more episodes of Paw Patrol, my favourite TV show!

I really hope that it won’t be raining today, as I am doing something very cool for charity. The News is currently raising money to help a project which turns a double-decker bus into a shelter for the homeless.

I get very sad when I see some people on the streets of Portsmouth with no home, no money and no food. It makes me especially sad when they’ve got dogs with them –we pups have to stick together!

This project, called the Rucksack Project, has been set up by my friend Joanne Vines. Joanne wants to see a donated bus become a homeless shelter for people in Portsmouth and when it is fully refurbished, the bus will have space for 12 beds, a kitchen, showers and toilets.

To raise the cash, I will be joining some of the people who work for the The News in completing a relay race around the lake at 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour this afternoon.

Between us, we’ll be running the same distance of a marathon – that’s 26 miles! I don’t think I’ve ever run that far before, so luckily I won’t have to run the whole time.

I’ve been training hard with some of the staff at The News, as well as with my best friends Brindley Milligan and Paul the Pug. Paul can’t run very far though – his squishy face means that he gets out of breath very easily.

If you want to donate some of your pocket money to the Rucksack Project, you can do so over at justgiving.com/crowdfunding/TheNews-runningforthebus. Ask a grown-up to help you.

Chip chip for now, your old friend Chipper.