Cat-Loving Brighton Duo Reach New Heights For Charity


Two lovely ladies from Brighton have raised more than £1,000 for charity by scaling a 40-foot wall.

Climbing that high is no mean feat for the fittest of us, but for Corinne Mills and Lizzy Dingemans it was even more of a challenge. The two friends have dyspraxia, an inherited congenital condition which impairs co-ordination and cognitive processing.

One small step for Corinne, one giant leap for cats!

They took to the wall in Withdean Sports Complex yesterday (22 March) for the nerve-wracking challenge, before enjoying an enormous celebration chocolate cake and tea afterwards. The pair thanked Sam at Withdean Sports Complex for all his help.

Lizzy said: “It was incredibly difficult but exhilarating and enormous fun – I loved it!

“We are happy to have raised so much money to help homeless cats. I would do it all again – but perhaps not for a while!”

“It was much harder than I thought it would be,” added Corinne, “my arms were giving up on me at one point but I kept thinking if all I have to do is climb a wall to get money for homeless cats then I’m game.”

Left-right: Lizzy, Sam, and Corinne

The money is all going to City Cat Shelter and Cat’s Protection – two charities which are dear to Lizzy and Corinne as cat lovers. The pair met through City Cat Shelter when Corinne found gorgeous stray tomcat Sylvester wandering around her Hanover neighbourhood and decided to take him in. The duo are now inseparable, and Lizzy has gone on to found her own mobile cat services business.

Sylvester loves living with Corinne

If you’d like to donate, Corinne and Lizzy’s Justgiving page will be open for another two weeks.

They have also set up a Facebook community for dyspraxics, so if you’re living with the condition in Sussex, click here. 

Well done, ladies!


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