Nice one Cyril...

All ready for the off: Cyril prepares for his journey to the Himalayas.

All ready for the off: Cyril prepares for his journey to the Himalayas. - Credit: Archant

Globe-trotting squirrel makes his way to Everest Base Camp for the Chemotherapy Appeal and Unicef.

Cyril heads towards the famous Mount Everest.

Cyril heads towards the famous Mount Everest. - Credit: Archant

CYRIL the Squirrel has dedicated his nutty life during the past three years to intrepid adventures to raise money for charity.

Cyril heads towards the famous Mount Everest.

Cyril heads towards the famous Mount Everest. - Credit: Archant

Since then he has helped the team at Exeter-based Fidelius Insurance Services Limited ‘squirrel away’ almost £25,000 for the Chemo Appeal plus Unicef.

He has trekked across part of the Sahara Desert, plus Devon, Cornwall and Hadrian’s Wall.

He has even put aside love for good a cause – after meeting a lady squirrel in the Sahara, he left her to continue his charity treks.


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In October he set forth on his highest achievement so far – a four week trip to Everest Base Camp on a 22 day trek at altitudes of up to 17,585 feet.

Cyril joined Steve Brown and a UNICEF Team but will be the single Chemotherapy Appeal representative.

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He was kitted out for the journey with a knitted Chemotherapy Appeal jumper by the ladies of Appledore.

Follow the adventures on the Cyril the Squirrel Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cyriltrek.

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