Four friends take on the challenge of Mont Blanc to raise funds for animals in Guernsey

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 –

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