Submitted by Steve on 16:03, 25th Sep, 2020 | 0

Last month the Hel(l)vetia Challenge took place and 2 of the GSPCA took part and you can still donate by going to -


Calling 01481 257261, at the Shelter or by post GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD. Cheques make payable to ‘GSPCA’ please.

Steve Byrne and Ben Lowndes at 3pm took part with this mini triathlon raising funds supporting our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal

Now, more than ever, the GSPCA needs your support. The Hel(l)vetia Challenge was an excellent opportunity to raise funds, whilst having fun and raising team spirits as we exit lockdown.

Ben and Steve have raised just over £400 and a huge thanks to all that donated and well done to them for taking part.

For those who haven’t taken part in the Challenge before, the spirit of the Hel(l)vetia Challenge is to be accessible to as broad a range of participants as possible (from light joggers to keen triathletes). Participants do not need to take part in all three legs (swim, cycle, run) but can choose to share laps with team mates, rather than do all three.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Ben and I took part in the Hellvetia Challenge last month and you can still donate and support our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal by going to or call 01481 257261.”

“It took place outside the Credit Suisse offices and wit was lovely to see a great crowd cheer everyone on.”

“It was great fun and from cycling up the Val de Terres to the run it was great to see so many teams take part and the finished sweaty folk including ourselves at the end.”

Ben Lowndes said “It was good fun and I’m hoping to do it again next year for the GSPCA.”

“The cycle was really hard but it was good to raise so much for the GSPCA and the animals.”

Steve continued “Coronavirus has impacted us all and raising the funds to run the GSPCA is incredibly hard and without public support we couldn’t care for the 1000’s of animals at the Shelter and provide our 24/7 service.”

“Every day is a real struggle to raise the funds to run the GSPCA during these difficult days.”

“Another great way supporting our work is to become a regular sponsor and to find out details please visit this web page .”

Donations by post please make cheques payable to 'GSPCA’ and post to GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD.

In line with States of Guernsey advice please DO NOT visit the GSPCA if have been outside of the Bailiwick of Guernsey in line with their advice or have any symptoms of Coronavirus and we continue visits to the Shelter for only essential reasons and to please call us on 01481 257261 or email [email protected] before your trip to see if we can help without you coming to the Shelter. For the latest information and advice please visit

The GSPCA continues with all essential services and we plane to phase other services back into operation and to find out more 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 volunteering information please visit or call 257261

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


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