Submitted by Steve on 15:05, 15th Jul, 2014 | 0

Andy Alford and friends are about to do something very special to raise funds for the GSPCA. Here is a short message from him about a very brave challenge he and some of his friends are undertaking:

"As some of you know and for those that don’t, myself, Guy Rogers and Ben Byrom from Guernsey plus a friend for London, Rich Harland, have decided to climb Mt Blanc this summer.

It seemed like a good idea over a few beers………lads trip, climb something, bucket list ticked. However it turns out to be a pretty tough challenge, knowledge of Ice axe and crampon use needed, avalanches, altitude sickness, thunder storms, pretty big cliffs to fall off and with an average of over 100 deaths per year statistically not only Western Europe’s highest mountain but also its most dangerous.

But being men no one was going to back down so we leave to give it a go on the 3rd August 2014.

To give it a purpose we have decided to raise a bit of cash for the GSPCA (Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) so please have a scratch around, beg, borrow, steal and give generously to what we think is a very good cause. Please find a link for the Just giving page below which should make donating easy and some info on the chosen charity."

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "At the GSPCA we are extremely grateful to Andy, Guy, Ben and Rich who are climbing Mt Blanc to help raise funds for the GSPCA and animals in Guernsey."

"With just over 6 weeks to go before their adventure we wish them luck and please do help them help animals in Guernsey by donating via their Just Giving page."

To sponsor these very brave chaps please click the Just Giving link -

Just Giving for the GSPCA sponsor climb

Mont Blanc (French pronunciation: ​[mɔ̃.blɑ̃]) or Monte Bianco (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmonte ˈbjaŋko]), both meaning "White Mountain", is the highest mountain in the Alps and the European Union. It rises 4,810 m (15,781 ft) above sea level and is ranked 11th in the world in topographic prominence. It is also sometimes known as La Dame blanche (French for "the White Lady") or Il Bianco (Italian for "the White One"). The mountain lies in a range called the Graian Alps, between the regions of Aosta Valley, Italy, and Haute-Savoie, France. The location of the summit is on the watershed line between the valleys of Ferret and Veny in Italy and the valleys of Montjoie Valley and Arve Valley in France.

We are also looking for teams to register and get involved with the Giant Animal Welfare Mascot It's a Knockout Race on Sunday 14th September. For details please click here.

GSPCA Guernsey Pie and Mash Bingo Bash at Market Bistro 

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We have lots of animals in need of homes. Could you help us advertise them? To download a the posters please click here. or to share them on social media please click here.

To find out about our Events, how to become a Member, Sponsor an Animal Pen, our Wish List, Corporate Sponsorship & Volunteering, , our New Build & Redevelopment Appeal and much more please click here.

There are many ways to support the work of the GSPCA and you can even donate online by clicking the paypal link below.

Donate with JustGiving and PayPal

By post cheques payable to 'GSPCA' - GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD

Or by phone 01481 257261.

To find out more regarding our Angel Sponsorship Scheme please click here.

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