17 October 2011

Fundraising Frenzy: The Results are In

There’s been a recent flurry of fundraising challenges here at Froglife, and its time to hear how our fundraising champions got on!
Froglife cycler Eilidh

Froglifer Eilidh Spence took part in the Tour de Ben Nevis – a gruelling 72km cycle race circumnavigating the base of the UK’s biggest mountain:

“The first section of the route was a long, very steep hill to the west of Ben Nevis,” explains Eilidh. “The terrain was really challenging and the sides of the slope were littered with people fixing punctured tyres! My team mate had the first mechanical mishap of the day - his chain snapped. We struggled on, but after more mechanical problems and the time taken to carry out repairs, we were told we couldn’t complete the course as it was too dark. We had just 10 miles of the route to go! I’m so disappointed that we did not get to finish the full tour but I really enjoyed the challenges along the way.”

Froglifers Laura Brady and Liam Atherton took party in the Great Eastern Run- the half marathon highlight of the running calendar in the East:

One of the half marathoners: Froglifer Liam
“It was seriously tough!" explains Liam. “You wouldn’t believe how long the miles feel as the race wears on. But with locals on every street corner, some dishing out refreshments, you really get a feel for the amazing community spirit around Peterborough. We finished and just about managed to walk away afterwards!”

Meanwhile, Froglife Friends Angela Wormald, Diane Barker and Georgina Ferguson were tackling the Royal Parks Half Marathon in London with great success. We’re really proud of the whole team for taking on these personal challenges.

All the money raised will help ensure Froglife can continue our valuable work improving habitats, protecting animals and inspiring people to be part of our conservation mission.

Sponsorship is still ongoing, and we have raised £1675 to date. Please help us reach our target of £2000 by sponsoring one of the Champions below.

Thank you for all your support!

Tour de Ben Nevis: £453 so far (£557.50 inc. Gift Aid)

Laura and Liam’s Great Eastern Run: £230 so far (£281.25 inc. Gift Aid)

Angela’s Half Marathon: £433 (£496.25 inc. Gift Aid)

Diane’s Half Marathon: £140 (£175 inc. Gift Aid)

Georgina’s Half Marathon: £160 (£192.50 inc. Gift Aid)

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