Young animal lover wins RSPCA Honour award
A kind-hearted schoolgirl from Stockport made a New Year's resolution to help animals by taking part in as many epic challenges as she can to raise money for the RSPCA.
From climbing mountains to marathon bike rides and cake sales, 11 year old Libby Cantwell has managed to smash her target and raise more than £1,000 for the RSPCA.
In January this year, Libby and her mum took on the 2,949ft challenge and climbed Great Gable in the Lake District - the seventh highest mountain in England.
The RSPCA recognised her efforts by awarding her a prestigious RSPCA Honour in the Young Person category at the annual ceremony hosted by the charity on July 11. Libby explained:
The reason why I am trying my best to help the RSPCA is because animal cruelty upsets me so I want to help in any way I can to make sure all the abused animals have a happier, brighter life and future. I just think what greater love can you get than from your loving pet?
Libby's mum, Leanne Cantwell, said:
We are all extremely proud of Libby's achievements. She offers inspiration not only for those who are part of her life, but for anyone wanting to achieve great things. Her heart is what's led her throughout this fundraising journey. The love she has for animals gives her the strength and courage to tackle any challenge that's presented. The fact she has already hit her target is testament to how impressionable and determined she can be!
To donate to Libby's cause please visit: her fundraising page.