Latest News Charity chief raises nearly £9,000 for animals Charity chief Andy Knott MBE sprinted across his local park 100 times this bank holiday weekend to raise nearly £9,000 to oppose cruel sports. Andy, the chief executive of leading animal welfare charity the League Against Cruel Sports and former army officer followed in the footsteps of national hero Captain Sir Tom Moore by organising a Captain Tom 100 fundraising 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 has already raised nearly £9,000 but is aiming to reach a target of £10,000 – you can donate to support Andy and the League at:https://www.league.org.uk/donate/donate-now/10 Andy added: “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.” ENDS Notes to Editors I enclose three photos of: League Against Cruel Sports chief executive Andy Knott MBE wearing his army medals and pictured with his dog Buddy. League Against Cruel Sports chief executive Andy Knott MBE sprinting in the park. (one) ague Against Cruel Sports chief executive Andy Knott MBE sprinting in the park. (two) For more information or interview requests please contact the League Against Cruel Sports Press Office on 01483 524250 (24hrs) or email [email protected] The League Against Cruel Sports is Britain's leading charity that works to stop animals being persecuted, abused and killed for sport. The League was instrumental in helping bring about the landmark Hunting Act. We carry out investigations to expose law-breaking and cruelty to animals and campaign for stronger animal protection laws and penalties. We work to change attitudes and behaviour through education and manage sanctuaries to protect wildlife. Find out more about our work at www.league.org.uk. Registered charity in England and Wales (no.1095234) and Scotland (no.SC045533).