Animal lovers in the Highlands and Islands are being invited to experience a once in a lifetime adventure while raising funds for the Scottish SPCA.
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, trekking the Inca Trail in Peru or cycling from London to Paris are among some of the exciting trips on offer. Elaine Floyd, manager of the Scottish SPCA’s Highlands and Islands Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre expanded: “It’s that time of year when many people are looking for a new challenge and this is a fantastic way to help local animals while doing something incredible. “There are over 30 trips to choose from and they cater for all abilities, from moderate challenges to extreme adventures. “Events take place in some of the most beautiful parts of the world, including Africa, China and India. New for this year is a trek through remote Madagascar, where animal lovers raising funds will get the chance to see some of the local wildlife such as lemurs in their natural habitat.” She contineud: “There are also plenty of challenges for those wishing to stay closer to home, from a hike up Ben Nevis to a Land’s End to John O’ Groat’s cycle. “It’s a great way for people to travel somewhere they’ve never been before while making a real difference to the lives abused, abandoned and injured animals in the local area. “While there’s a registration fee for all the trips as well as a minimum fundraising target, we’ll do everything we can to help our supporters meet their goal. “We’d love to hear from anyone interested in taking on one of these exciting challenges and we’ve no doubt that those who sign up will never forget their experience.” Anyone interested in taking part is being invited to call the Scottish SPCA fundraising team on 03000 999 999 (option 4) or email firstname.lastname@example.org