Kylie to take plunge for animals in need

Kylie Green gets ready for her fundraising skydive. Picture: Jon Hewson         d442730
Kylie Green gets ready for her fundraising skydive. Picture: Jon Hewson         d442730

And she wants others to follow suit.

Ms Green will take the plunge on Sunday, October 4, in the hope of raising thousands of dollars to fight cruelty to animals throughout the state.

The skydive to fundraise for animals in need will be her second, and she is urging fellow animal lovers to join her.

�I�m keen to see other animal lovers face their fears and challenge themselves,� she said. �It�s a long way down, but our team of inspectors face confronting work every day so taking this plunge is a relatively small challenge compared with our day job.

�Without doubt it�s an exhilarating way to raise money and I�d encourage anyone who is keen to stretch their comfort zone to join with me and participate in this fundraiser.

The Courier spent half a day with Ms Green in April and reported on the work she does for RSPCA WA.

RSPCA WA�s tandem skydive will take place over Rockingham and is set to land on Rockingham Beach.

There is an entry cost for the fundraiser and participants are asked to reach a fundraising goal of $600.

�If the thought of jumping out of a plane is too much, animal lovers can still make a world of difference by sponsoring Kylie and, in the process, help animals in need,� RSPCA chief executive David van Ooran said.

�Every dollar counts so please jump on board.�

RSPCA WA generates more than 90 per cent of its operating expenses through fundraising efforts throughout the year.

For more information visit www.rspcawa.asn.au.