Posted: Thu 3rd Mar 2016

Pedal power challenge to raise funds for RSPCA’s Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 3rd, 2016

It won’t be an easy ride – but Chris Butler is up for the challenge! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Chris, who is RSPCA Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre’s kennel and cattery supervisor, is preparing to undertake a 101 mile sponsored bike ride in June. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

He will be taking part in the Yorkshire Ripon Revolution – which will see him cycling 101 miles which climbs more than 6,200 feet through Yorkshire – to raise funds for a charity close to his heart, the RSPCA. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Chris has been involved with the RSPCA for the past nine years and has chosen to raise funds RSPCA’s Bryn-y-Maen animal centre in Colwyn Bay. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Chris said: “I’ve been working at the centre over a year now and I witness on a daily basis how supportive the general public are of our work by either adopting animals, donating goods, volunteering with us or raising funds. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The kindhearted public have really inspired me to jump on my bike and set myself a challenge in 2016 and raise some funds for the centre myself.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

On 26 June, Chris will be cycling around Yorkshire in the hope he can raise over £1,000 for the centre. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

He said: “The RSPCA rely on generous donations from members of the public to help rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals. Even if you can just spare £1, it all goes towards changing an animal’s life.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If you would like to sponsor Chris please visit http://www.justgiving.com/Chris-Butler17 or you can text BYMC99 along with the amount you wish to donate to 70070. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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