Submitted by Steve on 11:26, 11th Jun, 2020 | 0

Last week Guy Hardill undertook a challenge that 7 weeks ago would have been nothing other than a fantasy.

He decided to take on the Havelet Bay Open Sea Swim Challenge having never swam in open sea up until 5 weeks before the challenge.

This amazing swim which took him an amazing 55 minutes, much quicker than he hoped for was in aid of a new GSPCA Animal Ambulance.

You can still donate to Guys Challenge and to help towards buying a new Animal Ambulance by going to

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We cannot thank Guy and everyone enough for their support towards his swim and donations towards the new much needed Animal Ambulance.”

“We have had such kind words and also amazing donations online, over the phone and through the post.”

"Despite the difficult days we cannot thank everyone enough for their kindness."

"Guy was hoping to raise £2000 towards the appeal and he has betean his expectations by over £1000, with £3100 donated so far to our £15,000 appeal which is incredible."

To see the full story and videos of the event please visit -

Steve continued “We sadly now have two vehicles with issues and we are in touch with local garages to see how they can support our 24/7 365 day work.”

“If you can help with supporting us in any way from animal ambulances to bowls, rebuild projects to fish for the seals we would love to hear from you.”

“To see some of our wish list items please visit .”

“You can get in touch by emailing [email protected] or call 01481 257261.”

“We are still working to essential visitors only at the GSPCA and advise to call before attending site so you are aware of our procedures.”

In line with States of Guernsey advice please DO NOT visit the GSPCA if you are over 65, have an underlying health condition or have any symptoms of Coronavirus and only visit us if your visit is essential but before doing so please call us on 01481 257261 or email [email protected] before your trip to the GSPCA to see if we can help without you coming to the Shelter. For the latest information and advice please visit

The GSPCA continues with Essential Services only at this time and for more details please visit -

With huge challenges on our resources and a drop in income from boarding and donations please help us help animals in Guernsey with our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal by donating online via -

During these difficult times help us help animals in need. From donating to Sponsoring a Pen, Buying a Brick for the much needed Wildlife Hospital to our Amazon and main page Wish List, holding a mufti day to a sponsored Christmas dip, here are some of the ways you could help give animals joy.

For lots more ideas on how you can support the shelter and the animals in our care then please visit our fundraising page

To see a list of our volunteer induction evenings which we hold each month and for more information please visit or call 257261

To find out more on trips, talks and our education work please email [email protected] or call 01481 257261


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