Taking the cause to new heights on World Animal Day

Taking the cause to new heights on World Animal Day


samsonAnd leading the fundraising charge is self-confessed animal lover, dog trainer and Waikiki resident Gwen Dasborough, who will be jumping 14,000 feet out of a plane on October 4 to raise much-needed funds for RSPCA WA.

Ms Dasborough took the plunge and signed up for the skydive after seeing it promoted on social media and deciding she wanted to help the RSPCA WA raise money.

"When it comes to dogs, and all animals for that matter, I am passionate about education because no animals deserve to be abused," she says.

"I'm doing this in honour of the wonderful dogs that I have had the privilege of meeting and also those who are at risk of abuse and I'm hoping I can raise a substantial amount for RSPCA WA; I know my family will get behind me and hopefully make a donation."

Ms Dasborough is now calling for fellow thrill-seekers and dog lovers to take the plunge and join her in the 14,000 feet challenge.

RSPCA WA CEO David van Ooran said his organisation was immensely grateful for the support offered by animal loving members of the community.

"This highflying fundraiser is a fantastic way to support the RSPCA as we rely on the generosity of West Australians to help us continue to bring about justice for animals who have been neglected or cruelly treated, and also to continue to improve animal welfare standards across the community," said Mr van Ooran.

"It's people like Gwen who are really helping to support the work we do in the community and we're appealing for fellow animal lovers to join her in the skydive or, for those who want to keep their feet firmly on the ground, there is always the option to sponsor her."

The RSPCA tandem skydive will take place on Saturday, October 4 2014 - World Animal Day - over the heart of Perth's CBD, with participants landing in Langley Park on Riverside Drive. There is an entry cost for the fundraiser, and participants are asked to reach a fundraising goal of $600.

For more information go to http://www.rspcawa.asn.au/get-involved/money-boxes.html#SKYDIVE

Funds raised through the skydive will directly help all creatures great and small across Western Australia. The organisation relies on fundraising initiatives for 94% of its income.

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