Peter will be ped­alling to raise funds

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

FOR the sec­ond year in a row Peter Get­tins, a sup­porter of the Mid­dle­sex North West Branch of the RSPCA, has se­cured a place in the Pru­den­tial RideLon­don-Sur­rey road race out of the thou­sands of peo­ple who ap­plied.

The event on Sun­day, Au­gust 2, cel­e­brates the legacy of the Lon­don 2012 Olympic and Par­a­lympic Games.

Start­ing in Queen El­iz­a­beth Olympic Park, it fol­lows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the cap­i­tal and into Sur­rey's stun­ning coun­try­side then back to cen­tral Lon­don fin­ish­ing on The Mall.

With pun­ish­ing hill climbs and a route made fa­mous by the world's best cy­clists in 2012, this event is both test­ing and spec­tac­u­lar for all in­volved.

Peter said: “I adopted my cat Ban­dit from the RSPCA in 2011 and as she's changed my life. I'd wanted to try to help some of the other an­i­mals there at the branch by try­ing to raise some funds from the ride as I did last year.”

If you would like to sup­port Peter's ef­fort to raise funds for the vi­tal an­i­mal wel­fare work that the Mid­dle­sex North West Branch car­ries out lo­cally you can do­nate by vis­it­ing his fundrais­ing page at www.just­giv­ing. com/pe­ter­get­tins/.

Four of the an­i­mals that the Branch has in its care who will be helped by the funds that Peter is able to raise are Kate, Ophe­lia, Gilly and Feli­cia.

These four are very friendly and play­ful rats who are about a year old.

They re­cently were taken in by the branch when their owner found he could not keep them when mov­ing into a new house as the land­lord would not al­low pets, a com­mon rea­son we hear when peo­ple phone look­ing for help. They are all fe­males (as you might guess from their names) and they get on very well to to­gether.

Branch An­i­mal Wel­fare O Of­fi­cer Tracy Deamer sa said: “As rats are quite so so­cial an­i­mals and these fo four have grown up to to­gether we will only re re­home them where they ca can stay to­gether.

“Be­cause they are very ac­tive and love to run around and play they will need a large cage to ac­com­mo­date them.”

If you would like to dis­cuss giv­ing these girls a new start in life then give us a call on (020) 8966 9688 or email us at: info@ rspca-mid­dle­

If you are look­ing for a new pet but rats are not your cup of tea why not visit our web­site at: www. rspca-mid­dle­ as we might have the purrfect pet for you and your fam­ily to adopt.

n PEDAL POWER: Peter pic­tured with An­i­mal Wel­fare Of­fi­cers Tracy Deamer and Sarah Parkes, and Ophe­lia the rat

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