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Abseil for Animals raises funds for Animals’ Refuge

p1060952[T]he Animals’ Refuge held their ‘Abseil for Animals’ fundraising event at Carlisle’s Civic Centre on Saturday 22nd October, with 39 brave souls taking on the challenge of scaling all 134ft of the Carlisle City Council building, in order to raise funds for the charity, who recently celebrated helping their 800th animal of 2016.

The abseil was facilitated by the Cumbrian activity company, Reach Beyond Adventure, ensuring that each and every one of the abseilers were at ease before, during and after the abseil, despite varying levels of experience and confidence throughout the group. The event also provided a first for the company, with the Animals’ Refuge mascot Oakley, who is a 6ft tall Bernese Mountain Dog, also completing the abseil.

The Animals’ Refuge have said that the day was a huge success and the hard work of their fantastic supporters has enabled them to raise thousands of pounds to continue the work that they do at their Wetheral base and out in the community.

The Charity hope to be able to confirm the final fundraising total from the event in the coming weeks.

A spokesperson for the Charity also said that they would like to thank everybody who took part in the abseil for their hard work and bravery, as well as those who arrived on the day to cheer on the participants and anybody who pledged money to help the Animals’ Refuge by sponsoring a friend, family member or colleague.

So far in 2016 the Animals’ Refuge has helped over 800 animals, including dogs, cats, horses and smaller animals and farm animals. Every year they help hundreds of animals in need through their community outreach and rehoming programmes.

Through these programmes they offer pro-active assistance and promote responsible pet ownership through up-to-date advice and education.

The service provided by them is constantly changing, depending on the needs of the local community, and its animals, at any specific time. They also operate with the aim of being accessible to everyone, allowing them to reach and help the largest number of animals possible.

If you would like to find out more about the Animals’ Refuge, the work they do and their exciting plans for the future, please visit

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