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Giuliana Sinclair

I will walk the length of The Ridgeway National Trail to support the management of local wetlands for the benefit of both wildlife and people

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Friends of Lavell's Lake

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My name is Giuliana, I am about to finish my Ecology and Wildlife Conservation degree and I am no professional walker. However, as I have been living in Reading for 3 years the challenge of walking the Ridgeway has been bugging me for some time.

Getting to know FOLL by joining their conservation work parties has made me want to contribute more towards their cause. Since its creation in 1984, the Berkshire-based charity has undertaken outstanding work to create and maintain local lakes (one of which is a Local Nature Reserve) in top shape for wildlife. This means reprofiling banks, expanding scrapes, building viewing facilities, clearing willow trees, planting reeds and shrubs and installing nesting sites for sand martins, barn owls and terns to name but a few.
Today, as the reeds sway in the wind next to the deep blue water, it’s just wonderful to sit in one of 3 comfortable hides and enjoy the ducks, waders and songbirds going about their daily business as well as spotting mammals in the fields and dragonflies and butterflies flitting about in the summer.

I want to support FOLL's remarkable creation and continuous improvement of a local heaven for wildlife.


Event details

Walking the length of the Ridgeway National Trail

The aim is to raise £10 for every km walked.
140km   -->   £1400

A massive thank you to every penny donated!

Onto the challenge itself...simply walking. Britain's. Oldest. Road. Easy, right? I'll tell you once I've done it!

I'll be solo walking about 140km (87 miles) of a relatively remote area of South-East England, specifically from the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), across the river Thames and all along the Chilterns AONB. As a very slow walker I predict to take around 7-10 days to complete the whole path. If you don't hear from me by the end of February, please come and fetch me!

Event date

02-June-2019 00:00  - 
23-June-2019 00:00

Event type

Running / Walking

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Bon Voyage - Edward
Donation by Edward Frewin
on 17-09-2018
£4.50 gift aid
Good luck Choppy!
Donation by Steph Leow
on 08-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
I'm an existing FOLL member so I'm delighted to support your endeavour. Good luck and I hope the weather is kind to you.
Donation by Antony Jones
on 21-07-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Enjoy your walk, Giuliana, hope it inspires others to do something similar.
Donation by Steve Hughes
on 16-05-2018
£2.50 gift aid
The world needs more people like you Giuliana
Donation by Ken & Sarah
on 10-05-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Good luck! Hope it goes well for you:)
Donation by Duncan Brady
on 10-05-2018
£0.00 gift aid
A great cause - I hope the weather stays nice for you!! x
Donation by Katie
on 09-05-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Don't get lost! Will send a search party if you do not re-appear!
Donation by Kat
on 09-05-2018
£0.00 gift aid
We wish you (& your feet!) a successful walk & many thanks for all your efforts, Giuliana. Buona fortuna!
Donation by Phil & Maria
on 01-04-2018
Good luck!
Donation by P'9985
on 07-03-2018
£7.75 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £559.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £559.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £666.25

Donations closed

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