FORMER finance company staffer, Luke Lynch, 27, of Blacktown will be trekking through the Sarawak jungle in Borneo to raise funds for the RSPCA.
The RSPCA Rouse Hill Care Centre volunteer is committed to animal welfare and wants to be a veterinary nurse.
He will be travelling to Sarawak to take part in the 10-day RSPCA Borneo Orang-utan Trek on April 12.
Mr Lynch has already raised $3045 through a trivia night and other events and is confident of achieving his $5000 target for the trek.
‘‘I have seen how far community support can have an impact on the lives of animals which don’t have a voice of their own,’’ he said.
‘‘I will be trekking through the jungles of Borneo in extreme heat, risking malaria and lots of leeches to encourage people to show their support for the RSPCA.’’
Apart from raising money, Mr Lynch has been training five days a week in a gym to get fit for the trek.
To support his effort email: email@example.com or go to the website www.everydayhero.com.au/lukelynch.
For more information about the event call Justine at Inspired Adventures on 99489497 or email Justine@inspiredadventures.com.au.
NSW RSPCA is involved in the rescue, rehabilitation and and rehoming of animals that need their care and attention.
The staff and volunteers are making every effort to keep all of their animals cool, calm and healthy over the summer months, but they could use your help.
● $30 to feed and care for a dog for one day.
● $15 provides shelter for an animal for one day.
● $160 to $180 desexes an animal.
● $300 keeps an RSPCA inspector on the road.
● $2000 repairs a dog’s broken leg.
● $4000 pays the legal costs for one day to prosecute a cruelty offender.