Running on the wild side: March update

We are sending Chris and Sarah Webb our warm wishes as they courageously soldier through a very wet and snowy February training for the London Marathon in support of our work at Action for Conservation.

When we last heard from Chris and Sarah, they had just started their punishing training regime. Despite the temptations of a gluttonous holiday season and the trials of numerous family illnesses in January, Chris and Sarah have managed to stick to their rigorous training schedule over the past two months and are on their way to the start line of the marathon on 22nd April 2018. Check out the video below for an update from the very upbeat pair.

Chris and Sarah are running to support our 2018 conservation camps, bringing together young people from a mixture of backgrounds from across the UK for five days in Pembrokeshire, Wales, to create meaningful connections to nature and inspire environmental action. They need your help to reach their fundraising target of £3,000. This may be an ambitious goal, but what else could you expect from these two self-described “non-runners”!

"The summer camps are an inspiring week which connects the next generation to the natural world, and supports them in very tangible ways to work and advocate for nature." - Chris Webb

As a Forest School teacher from Crawley and Senior Policy Advisor for the Nature Conservancy, Sarah and Chris are both incredibly passionate about inspiring young people to act as engaged decision makers for our environment. Having experienced our camps first hand last summer, Chris has seen the transformative power of such an immersive experience (and for some of our campers, their first real expedition into the natural world) and is excited to support us to facilitate this life-changing opportunity for future nature ambassadors.

"If young people are not exposed early to nature, they will be less likely to see themselves as stewards of the planet who will be making decisions about the future of our natural resources. The summer camps are an inspiring week which connects the next generation to the natural world, and supports them in very tangible ways to work and advocate for nature," says Chris.

You can donate to Chris and Sarah’s cause directly through their Virgin Money Giving page or head down to their home village of Bolnore next month and join them for a pub quiz fundraiser. We hope to see everyone cheering them on at the finish line!

Learn more about our conservation summer camps here.

Details on pub quiz.

Woodside, Bolnore Village, Haywards Heath, RH16 4GJ

Saturday, March 24th 2018

7.30 – 10.30 pm

Tickets cost £12.50 and includes supper

Email for details

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