Mountain challenge supports cats
Adventure seekers are being encouraged to climb three of Britain's best-known mountains to raise funds for a Sussex charity helping unwanted cats and kittens.
Cats Protection is calling on people to take part in the National Three Peaks Challenge 2012 to raise funds for the charity.
The challenge will see participants climbing Snowdon in Wales which is 1,085m, Scafell Pike in Cumbria, 978m, and Ben Nevis in Scotland, 1,344m, in 24 hours between September 15 and 16.
Natasha Hodges, challenge events administrator for the charity, said: "The National Three Peaks Challenge really is a test of endurance: every year we're overwhelmed by what our supporters can achieve in order to raise vital funds for Cats Protection.
"Be under no illusion that this challenge will be tough, exhausting and possibly the wettest and coldest you've done. But, as we know from our previous fantastic participants, it could also be the most rewarding challenge you ever take part in.
"Unfortunately, many cats and kittens endure hardship and neglect in their lives. Get sponsored for this challenge and you can help us improve the prospects for thousands of unwanted cats and kittens every year."
Participants must sign up by June 29 and commit to raising a minimum of £600 per person or £2,000 for a team. Individuals must pay a non-refundable deposit of £60, teams must pay £200.
To download a National Three Peaks Challenge application form visit www.cats.org.uk/get-involved/events. Forms must be returned by June 29.
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Source: Rutland & Stamford Mercury