A big thank you to all of you who have taken part in a fundraising activity to raise money for the Trust!
LV take on the Three Peak Challenge
LV staff from Huddersfield took on the Three Peaks Challenge in August 2012. They managed to raise an extremely respectable £507 which was subsequently generously matched by LV. Thank you team!
Terry Smithson, Paul Rigby and Ben White
Terry, Paul and Ben took on the 170 mile challenge to bike coast to coast from Morecambe to Bridlington all to raise funds for the brand new Living Seas Centre at Flamborough in August 2012. Living Seas aren’t static, but always moving, with wildlife travelling along and above the seabed continuously. Reflecting that movement and the need for joining up Marine Conservation Zones at sea, allowing our wildlife safe havens wherever they travel, they chose to made this journey raising much needed funds to help support Yorkshire Wildlife Trust develop a new Living Seas Centre at Flamborough. This is just one of the sites identified for protection as a Marine Conservation Zone. They raised over £500 for the cause.
Tim Ellis, a long term member of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, decided to walk for wildlife in the Walk For All festival on Sunday 14th August 2011. Braveley Tim took on the challenge of the marathon route, walking 26 miles across the Dales. Tim explains why he wanted to take on this challenge, "I have been a passive member for a number of years; I pay my subs, read the magazine and occasionally visit some of their fantastic nature reserves. But nearly all the Trust nature reserves are free to enter, and I had never done much to contribute to the good work they do, so I decided it was time I put a little bit in as repayment."
Jono decided it was time he did something to get fit, so thought he would start by training for the York 10K on July 31st 2011. He took part in the Run for All with several colleagues, all of whom made it back in under an hour! Jono was delighted to meet his target time, completing the 10K in 46 mins 11 secs, and he managed to raise a fantastic £430!
Alice Burton and Naomi Allison
Alice Burton and Naomi Allison, both aged 10 years old from Beverley Minster Primary School raised over £70 for wildlife causes, backed by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust!
The girls set up a stall selling all sorts of goodies including cakes and bric-a-brac. They also arranged a tombola and a 'Name the Teddy' contest which Beverley locals were keen to take part in despite the less than perfect weather. The girls braved it out resorting to umbrella cover when showers of rain sprinkled down. The money raised is to go towards purchasing nest boxes and providing information packs to local schools and nurseries so that the children can learn more about their local environment and the animals that live in it.
A big thank you from us to the girls for their hard work and enthusiasm on the day! Also to their sponsors, Morrisons of Beverley, Puppet Plays and Story Days and Humberside Police (as part of their Lifestyle initiative to encourage community spirit).