Blue Whale Media Climb Snowdon for Warrington Animal Welfare

 On Friday the 20th April, the Blue Whale Media team tackled Mount Snowdon in order to raise money for the very worthy cause Warrington Animal Welfare.

In the weeks leading up to the climb, the team managed to fundraise over £500 for the charity through public donations to the Just Giving page, which Blue Whale intends to match, for an overall sum of over £1000 raised for the animal shelter.

A Bit More About Warrington Animal Welfare

Based at Slutchers Lane in Warrington, Warrington Animal Welfare is a charity dedicated to safeguarding and looking after animals.

Taking in unwanted, abandoned and abused animals, these guys are carrying out work that saves lives and improves the quality of life for so many pets.

The sanctuary currently provides a warm and safe home for dogs, cats, small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs and even a resident cockerel!

The team at the sanctuary pride themselves on never putting a healthy animal down and always accepting adoptions back should their new home not work out.

As well as providing shelter, Warrington Animal Welfare also provides low cost neutering services for cats and kittens, as well as a free neutering scheme for low income households.

Why Do Donations Help So Much?

Warrington Animal Welfare runs entirely on donations. The charity receives no government funding and so donations from the public really make all the difference.

The centre has over 70 volunteers with only a small handful of part time staff. Volunteers come in all forms, from dog walkers to kitty cuddlers to gardeners and maintenance personnel, any service or help is greatly appreciated by the staff and the animals.

If you would like to donate or help the animal sanctuary in some way, head over to their website http://www.warringtonanimalwelfare.org.uk/ for more information.

How Did the Climb Go?

At 9AM sharp, the Blue Whale Media team departed from Warrington towards Snowdonia National Park and after a couple of hours driving reached the base of the mountain.

The team stretched out, trying to catch a glimpse of the mountain peak whilst limbering up before setting of on the trail.

It’s safe to say that the team underestimated just how high the largest peak in Wales would be and how hot the day was set to get.

However, the plenty of breaks taken whilst ascending the mountain afforded the team the perfect opportunity to try out the Blue Whale Parrot drone, so keep your eye out for some high definition shots of the mountain range on our website coming soon!

At about half five, the team had finally conquered Snowdon and enjoyed a cold beer in the mountain’s pub at the beginning of the trail.

Then it was back to Stef and Gary’s for a BBQ and some much needed after sun lotion.

What’s on The Horizon for Blue Whale Media?

Now that the weary legs and sunburnt noses of the team are nearly healed, we are looking forward to our next big fundraising excursion.

Although nothing has been put in stone, Blue Whale’s MD Gary has been floating the idea of further gravity defying activities such as paragliding and bungee jumping.

If you have an idea about what we could do to raise money in the future, please let us know!

In the meantime, be sure to head over to our friends at Warrington Animal Welfares’ website to find out how you can help.

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