SAVE THE RHINO
LONDON MARATHON 2019
WE WERE PICKED TO JOIN THE SAVE THE RHINO 2019 LONDON MARATHON TEAM!
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT AND HELP US RAISE OUR TARGET BEFORE THE EVENT IN APRIL 2019
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LONDON MARATHON 2019 - SPONSORING 'SAVE THE RHINO"
I applied to run the 2019 London marathon; in all honesty, completely clueless at the challenge I was about to face. Anyone that knows me will know I throw myself into projects, life changing experiences and challenges pretty much all the time. I joined the Royal Navy being unable to swim, I can tell you learning to swim in a few weeks ready for a military swim test wasn’t easy but I did it. Or when I decided to cycle the London to Brighton bike ride without having a bike until a week before but I did it. This is pretty much my life story but I love it.
Just by pure coincidence the week before I was accepted for the London Marathon I had visited Howlett’s zoo and was lucky enough to spend some time with the rhinos. I got the chance to feed them and was amazed when they nuzzled me for attention, even rolling over on their bellies for a belly tickle, I was in love instantly.
I am fortunate enough to have this company and we work with and help projects and charities that run anti poaching programmes and help endangered animals all over the world. I love animals and knew I wanted to support a charity similar to those and close to my heart so when I saw the ‘Save the Rhino’ charity pop up I instantly knew they were my goal charity to support and was over the moon when I got accepted to join their 2019 team.
Rhino poaching has reached crisis point, and across the globe the rhino habitat is shrinking. It’s shocking that today, three of the five species of rhino are Critically Endangered, and two of them have fewer than 80 animals left in the wild! The good news is that together we can stop poaching and habitat loss so that in 20 years’ time, rhinos will no longer be near extinction. But we need to act now. You can check out all the projects that they do on their website, there are so many!
I have lots of fundraising plans ahead so make sure you keep an eye on this page for updates!