Charity chief Andy Knott MBE will be sprinting across his local park 100 times this weekend to raise money to oppose cruel sports.

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

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.”

Andy Knott MBE, CEO of the League with his rescue dog, Buddy.

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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.

For more information or interview requests please contact the League Against Cruel Sports Press Office on 01483 524250 (24hrs) or email [email protected]ague.org.uk

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).