Zambezi Challenge

Fundraising for Spalding branch of Cats Protection

What I’m Doing

In May 2019 I signed up to a 10-day challenge to help raise money for the Cats Protection charity which does such vital work in protecting cats in a variety of ways across the UK.

The challenge takes place in August 2020 and involves three days of canoeing down the Zambezi river in Zambia, Africa, and another seven days taking part in conservation work to look after the big cats that live there.

As part of my involvement I have pledged to raise £5,000 to support the work of the Spalding branch of Cats Protection –  a cause close to my heart as a cat lover and a mad cat lady!

Although I love Africa and I’m sure the trip will be a lot of fun, it will not be plain sailing for me (pardon the pun!).

I am stepping way outside my comfort zone, having never even been in a canoe before.

I will also be camping on the banks of the river, surrounded by the wildlife and the dangers it poses, as well as sharing the experience with about 20 strangers.

In the coming months I will be holding a number of fundraising events and doing some crazy stuff to raise the money I need.

I would really appreciate any support you can offer and there are a number of ways you can help.

How you can help…

Sponsor me

Support me on JustGiving

Use GoRaise

Attend one of my fundraising events

Drop cash in an envelope through my door!!!


Please visit my JustGiving page to keep up to date with how I am faring in my fundraising efforts and to pledge your support.

Every little bit helps, so please just give what you can – it will make such a big difference to the cats and kittens that come into the care of Spalding’s Cats Protection.


GoRaise is a brilliant scheme which means you can add to my fundraising total without it costing you a penny. 

Instead hundreds of retailers will donate a percentage or fixed amount every time you shop online.

All the information on what you need to do is available on the GoRaise site and you can find me at Tracey Sweetland – Zambezi Challenge.

Fundraising news and events

I will keep you posted on any news in my blog and add information about any events or fundraising efforts here.

If anyone has any suggestions for fundraising or would like to help me reach my target, please do get in touch.

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