Congratulations to Ophelia L (U6) who walked 143 miles over ten days this summer to raise money for marine conservation.
The plight of our oceans is increasingly well documented, in particular the damage done to seabirds, dolphins, turtles and other wildlife by litter and single-use plastics. We gain so much from the sea – food, energy, well-being, fun – and yet we easily take for granted the impact our bad habits can have on its ability to flourish. The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the UK charity dedicated to protecting our seas, shores and wildlife. MCS campaigns for clean seas and beaches, sustainable fisheries and protection for all marine life.
Through her fundraising effort, Ophelia has raised an impressive £935 for MCS and their important work. She began by walking the 27 miles of the Welsh Coast Path in a single day, followed by 10 miles in Salcombe, as a warm up for her eventual triumph of walking the entire Wiltshire White Horse Trail – a super 106 miles over eight days at the end of the holidays. Added together that made a staggering 143 miles in only ten days!
Many congratulations to Ophelia for the commitment she has shown to this amazing cause and for the difference she will be helping to make in the quest to keep our oceans clean.