Submitted by Steve on 17:28, 28th Jun, 2019 | 0

Yesterday on what was a very sunny afternoon 4 GSPCA team members took on the Hellvetia Triathlon to raise funds to help build a new GSPCA Wildlife Hospital. Here is the link to sponsor the team -

It all took place on Thursday 27th June 2019 with GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne, GSPCA Staff Seb Goman and Gemma Gaudion and Work to Benefit placement Ben Lowndes undertaking what was a very hot and sweaty challenge.

The 4 GSPCA team members were expecting to undertake the Hellvetia Challenge which is normally a triathlon including a 600m open water swim, 2km bike ride up and down the infamous Val de Terres and finish with a 1.5km run. Due to the high wides and choppy sea instead they had to endure a 1.5km run, then the 2km bike ride up the Val de Terres and finishing with another 1.5km run.

All for of the team undertook each stage back to back and all did incredibly well and their times were –

Steve Byrne 30 minutes

Ben Lowndes 41 minutes

Seb Goman 57 minutes

Gemma Gaudion 57 minutes

It was all in aid of raising funds for the much needed GSPCA Wildlife Hospital and as mentioned you can still sponsor the team who we and all the animals are very proud of. To do so please visit this link -

Call 01481 25261

At the Shelter or by post – Hellvetia Challenge Sponsorship, GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey GY6 8UD

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “All 4 of us took part in three sections of the Hellvetia or it felt rather a Hell sweatier Challenge with the warm weather and 3 sections.”

“I am so proud of the team all did so well.”

Seb Goman GSPCA Animal Care Assistant said “It was very hard and I felt like I was going to die at one point cycling up the Val de Terres.”

“I’m so pleased we all managed to do all of it.”

“Thanks to all that have sponsored and its not to late to help us raise funds to help build the new Wildlife Hospital.”

Gemma Gaudion GSPCA Animal Care Assistant said “We did it, just about for Seb and I.”

“You can still sponsor us to help raise funds for the new Wildlife Hospital.”

Ben Lowndes said “We had a great time at the Hellvetia Challenge, thank you to all that have sponsored us.”

“When Seb and Gemma were coming in for the last part of the run I joined them to help encourage them to the end.”

Steve continued “Huge thanks to the organisors and all involved in what was a great day.”

“If anyone would like to do a challenge to raise funds for the GSPCA please do get in touch by emailing me [email protected] or call 257261.”

“You can find out much more on the challenge by visiting and to find out about our much needed Wildlife Hospital and where the funds donated will help please visit .”

"We must say a huge thanks to our support crew Tim who provided us all with water and kept the cheers going as we passed and changed from run to bike to run."

“We have had such wonderful kind words for everyone completing the challenge and thank you to all that have helped us raise over £100 so far towards the Wildlife Hospital.”


Please sponsor the GSPCA taking on a triathlon to raise funds for the new Wildlife Hospital -

You can donate via our page or create your own sponsored event or challenge -

To donate to Hannah, Mambo and Andy the seal pups please visit -  or

To visit the Just Giving page raising funds for life saving Intensive Care Units please visit or to buy one directly for the Shelter please visit

To become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor please visit -

To download a Corporate Angel Pen Pal form please click here  

To Buy a Brick in the new Wildlife Hospital and download a leaflet please click here -

To learn about the ‘Buy a Brick’ in the new Wildlife Hospital and find out more please click here -

To learn more about our biggest project, become an Exclusive Build Partner and support our Wildlife Hospital please visit

To donate to the animals in our care another via our paypal page -   

If you would like to help at one of our upcoming events please give Michelle a call on 257261 or email [email protected]

To see some of the animals looking for homes at the GSPCA please visit –

Another way to support us is our on site Charity Shop and refreshment area and to find out more please visit -

If your group or business would like to find out about spending a day at the Shelter please go to -

For other ways your business can help us here at the GSPCA please go to -

On Tuesday 9th July we have a volunteer induction evening and for more information and additional induction dates please visit or call 257261

To see our upcoming guided tours please visit -

To see our Wish List on our website please visit -

To visit our Amazon Wish list please visit -

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

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



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