Charity chief raising money for animals
Posted 30th April 2021
Andy, the chief executive of leading animal welfare charity the League Against Cruel Sports and former army officer will be following in the footsteps of national hero Captain Sir Tom Moore by organising his own ‘100 challenge’.
Andy Knott MBE, chief executive of the League Against Cruel Sports, said:
“Nothing can match what Captain Tom did, but as a veteran of many conflicts myself, his example has inspired me to do something to help win the current battle against cruel animal sports. Please help me and my team give animals a voice.
“In our recent history, the League has secured bans on hunting with dogs, increased legal protection for wildlife, and saved countless animal lives. We played a pivotal role in bringing the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill to Parliament which increased custodial sentences for the worst cruelty from six months to five years, and this passed into law earlier this week.”
Andy, a former Lieutenant Colonel in the British Army, served in Afghanistan with 2 Signal as their commanding officer.
He already raised over £6,000 but is aiming to reach a target of £10,000 – you can make a donation via his Just Giving Site at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/andys-captain-tom-100-challenge
“If you choose to support me, every pound will go towards ending the cruel sports of hunting, shooting and animal fighting. Your support will help us protect animals from needless suffering.”
Notes to Editors
I enclose a photo of League Against Cruel Sports chief executive Andy Knott MBE wearing his army medals and pictured with his dog Buddy.