An intrepid group of walkers have raised an impressive 3,500 euros, after completing a 22km sponsored hike through the Coín mountains last weekend.
The fundraising walk was organised by the Coín-based inland hiking group, Al’s Ramblers, and the 19 walkers completed the journey in six hours.
The proceeds from the walk will be shared equally between S.O.S. Animals, A.I.D., ARCH and CHAIN, four local charities that help animals in need.
Some of the hikers were accompanied by their dogs during the walk, although the star of the event was Rupert, a two-year-old German shepherd currently in the care of SOS Animals. Rupert needs a hip dysplasia operation and a proportion of the funds raised from the walk have been earmarked for his treatment.
A spokesperson for S.O.S. said, “This means we have funds to finance Rupert’s treatment when our vets say he is ready: we would like to thank everyone who made the day such a success.”
The ramblers’ individual sponsorship money was boosted by a pre-walk picnic and raffle, which added another 450 euros to the final total.
The group’s leader, Alan Nichols, said, “It has been a great day and all the work put into the event by the ramblers has paid off handsomely.”