A big-hearted member of staff at a Rushcliffe-based animal sanctuary has gone the extra mile to help change the lives of the animals in the centre’s care.
Rachel Mccombie, an animal care assistant at RSPCA Radcliffe, took on the notorious Three Peaks Challenge to help the hundreds of dogs, cats and rabbits that the centre rescues each year.
The 23-year-old tackled the climb with four of her friends; Bethaney Smith, Georgia Smith, Lois Anyan and Chelsea Ainsley.
The intrepid foursome began the challenge with Ben Nevis, before moving on to Scafell Pike and finally finishing with Snowdon.
They covered a total distance of 660 miles in just 24 hours, battling torrential rain, scorching heat and icy wind all in attempt to raise funds for the centre.
The initial target was set to £500. However, thanks to the amazing support and generosity of the public the final figure stands at an impressive £600 with donations still coming in.
The money raised will go specifically towards the purchase of new toys and equipment for the animals to help with their enrichment whilst in the centre’s care. The other half will go towards the cost of veterinary treatment.
Rachel told the Local News: “The Three Peaks Challenge is something that I have always wanted to do and having the opportunity to do it and raise money to benefit animals at the same time made it all the more worthwhile.
“We were absolutely thrilled to reach our goal of 24 hours, and we are so grateful to those who got behind us and donated what they can to a very worthy cause.”
If you would like to support Rachel’s Three Peak challenge, please visit //mydonate.bt.com/donation/v4/donate.html?fundraiser=rachelmccombe1.