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Land's End to John O'Groats cycle challenge

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Rupert Beck and Dominic Wormell have recently managed to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats in under 10 days to raise much needed funds in...

Raising money for
Orangutan Land Trust

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Total raised
£2,502.00

Target
£5000.00

50%

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About

Rupert Beck and Dominic Wormell have recently managed to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats in under 10 days to raise much needed funds in support of the Orangutan Land Trust and Earth 4 Orangutans.
We both have a strong passion for wildlife conservation, and the red ape in particular; Rupert as a former orangutan keeper at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (Jersey Zoo) and Dom as the current head of the Mammal Department at Durrell Wildlife.

We managed to cycle up the centre of the UK (doing it the hard way in terms of terrain) and avoiding major roads where possible. In total we covered just shy of a 1000 miles averaging close to 100 miles a day (including a morning's rest due to torrential rain in Inverness); not bad considering our limited cycling pedigree!

See (and/or join) our facebook page for the trips events and updates:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/707288892621023/

Event details

Land's End to John O'Groats cycle challenge

As many are aware Sumatra’s orangutans are on the cusp of extinction (along with a myriad of other species) through the loss of their rainforest habitat in northern Sumatra.

We are raising funds through the Orangutan Land Trust for the project that is Earth 4 Orangutans. 100% of all donations goes directly to Earth 4 Orangutans.
This project in conjunction with the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme, will involve the construction of a dedicated Orangutan Haven and Wildlife Conservation Centre in northern Sumatra, primarily to care for the long term needs of orangutans that cannot be returned to the wild and to serve as an important wildlife conservation and education centre.

For more details and info on the orangutan haven see/copy the following link:
http://www.sumatranorangutan.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/HAVEN-BOOKLET-GDA-Aug-21-FINAL.pdf

and: www.earth4orangutans.com

Event date

29-August-2013 12:00  - 
07-September-2013 12:00

Event type

Cycling

Event is completed

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Donations

My legs have only just recovered. I loved every mile of the way, must do it next year on Penny farthings!, I am now donating some money I have been given since we finished.
Donation by Dom Wormell
on 04-10-2013
£102.00
£0.00 gift aid
Congratulations - a fantastic effort.
Donation by Anne, Mary, Colin & Paul
on 03-10-2013
£100.00
£0.00 gift aid
Congrats on an epic cycle ride for a great cause.
Donation by Andrew and Amy Roy
on 22-09-2013
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid
Well done Dom, the Orangs are lucky to have you on their side. Alan Thomas and Ware Rotary Club
Donation by Anonymous
on 19-09-2013
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid
Fantastic effort for a great cause. I salute you!
Donation by Chris
on 18-09-2013
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid
Top boys
Donation by Anonymous
on 16-09-2013
£10.00
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Tony & Di
on 14-09-2013
£10.00
£0.00 gift aid
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on 13-09-2013
£10.00
£0.00 gift aid
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on 12-09-2013
£5.00
£0.00 gift aid
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Donation by --
on 12-09-2013
£50.00
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £2,502.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £2,502.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £2,502.00

Donations closed

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