Teen in Buffy video marathon

A 19-year-old girl is spending two weeks watching back-to-back videos of cult television programme Buffy, The Vampire Slayer and Angel in a bid to raise money for a small animal shelter.

A 19-year-old girl is spending two weeks watching back-to-back videos of cult television programme Buffy, The Vampire Slayer and Angel in a bid to raise money for a small animal shelter.

Alex Gregg, from Stowupland near Stowmarket, and her friend and fellow Buffy and Angel fanatic, Sam Stopes, 17, from Kent, plan to spend 16 hours a day watching all 233 "Buffy" and "Angel" episodes.

They are looking for sponsors to help raise money for CavyRescue, a Kent based small animal shelter rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes rats, guinea pigs, rabbits and other small furry creatures.

The girls have even set up a website explaining more about the two-week event, which starts on August 11 and will take place in Sam's bedroom. Sam and Alex have allowed for an eight-hour break each day, which includes catching up on sleep.


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Webcam photos of the event will be posted at their website and every penny raised by sponsorship or donations will go towards the cost and upkeep of rescued creatures at CavyRescue.

Alex said: "Every year we do something different to raise money for charity, Sam's hair has only just grown back from when she had it shaved off for a previous event.

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"Watching back-to-back Buffy and Angel for two weeks will be a fun way of raising money. We live, breathe and dream of these shows so we can't wait.''

Sam added: "We decided to help CavyRescue as they are completely self-funded. We've seen the good work they do as well as the huge bills they have to pay. My five rats were all rescue cases from there, too, so helping CavyRescue was a natural choice.''

Buffy was first shown in the UK in 1997 and it's spin-off Angel was first shown in the UK in 1999. Both have attracted a huge following worldwide, with fans waiting in suspense for each new season.

CavyRescue, which is not a charity, is based near Rochester and as well as rescuing and rehoming small animals, their aim is to educate people on animal healthcare and welfare.

Anyone wishing to sponsor Sam and Alex can check out the details on the marathon's website, www.always.fluffyrat.net, or call CavyRescue on 07957 610666.

INTERNET:

www.cavyrescue.co.uk

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