A CARING RSPCA inspector from Wirral is conquering one of the world’s tallest mountains to raise money to help more animals in need of their help.
Insp Anthony Joynes who covers the Wirral area for the charity, investigating complaints of animal neglect and cruelty on a daily basis, is heading to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania – the tallest free-standing mountain in the world – next month.
He has set an individual target of raising £4,000 but said he wants to raise as much money as possible for the charity.
Insp Joynes, who has been an RSPCA inspector for three years, is part of a 15 strong team of officers from around the country raising much needed funds for the RSPCA.
He said: “I am proud to have grown up on the Wirral and hope that the local community will get behind me as this is such a great cause.
“I am going to be trekking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in February 2013 as part of a 15 person team of RSPCA officers hoping to raise £80,000 for the RSPCA.
“I am hoping to raise at least £4,000 towards that target. This really is a fantastic cause and its so important that you all donate now no matter how small, every penny really does help.
“We are on the front line every day, knocking on the doors of people who have neglected their animals sometimes to unimaginable extents.
“It is your donations that will allow myself and the rest of the RSPCA officers nationwide to continue to do this work that we are all passionate about. Without your donations the RSPCA will cease to exist...its as simple as that.”
He added that the RSPCA is a charity and receives no government funding even through they are tasked with protecting the nations animals as well as prosecuting people who are cruel and neglectful to animals.
He said: “This is a massive ask and therefore a small donation from you guys will go along way.
“I completely understand that times are tough as they are for us. All, however, I would ask, if it is at all possible, please send a small donation. It really is greatly appreciated by myself and the animals.”