Ebony Colley

Ebony Colley

Climbing Snowdon for World Animal Protection

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]My goal:[/b][/p][p]This year I decided to set myself a goal with World Animal Protection in mind: to cycle 311 miles from London to Paris in September 2019 in 3 (or 4!) days and raise this wonderful charity some money in the process. [/p][p]Having undergone 5 months of training: spin classes at home and in gyms, timed mountain biking excursions and only two road trips with a distance focus, and getting very excited about accomplishing this challenge as well as noticing a big change in my personal fitness I have come to a difficult decision.[/p][p]I have trained mostly off road and in Bedgebury Pinetum but knew that I had to get on the roads and start racking up the distance and working on timings. My off road training paid off and on the road was so much easier. I could go much further, faster.[/p][p]However, I have been getting more and more worried about road safety. Cars do not overtake safely, they overtake on bends at speed and far too close. There are a lot of reckless drivers who I'm worried about when I'm driving a car, let alone vulnerable on a bike. [/p][p]After a couple of incidents I have decided I value my life too much to travel from London to Paris on a bike. It's a shame given all the effort and time put into the challenge but you have to value your safety above all else! I've heard that Holland has bike lanes on all roads - maybe i'll do a dutch challenge one day! (Plus hills are still my nemesis). I will save this challenge for another year when I can afford to join the official June London to Paris group where they close the roads and have first aid-ers on hand for safety. [/p][p]But people have sponsored me and I am determined to raise more money for such a wonderful charity, and maybe reach my goal of £600! [/p][p][b]My new goal:[/b][/p][p]I will now be climbing the tallest mountain in Wales, Mt. Snowdon on August 22nd 2019. The summit is 3560ft above sea level. It will be challenging and probably rainy. I'm not naturally good at endurance challenges but think that my cycling training will come in to play and I stand a good chance at making it up in a good time.[/p][p][b]World Animal Protection:[/b][/p][p]I have supported WAP for a couple of years now and am forever grateful for the work that they do and the compassion that they act upon. So many animals have been helped or saved by World Animal Protection. Individuals such as Bhoori, my adopted brown Himalayan Bear who had her teeth pulled when she was a cub for bear baiting have been rescued and either provided with veterinary care until ready for release or, in the case of Bhoori, provided with a safe forever home, plenty of space, love and veterinary care. [/p][p]Globally they are making a difference by influencing decision makers to put animals on the global agenda such as through 'helping shape the UN's Sustainable Development Goals that all countries need to adopt, to ensure animal protection is not forgotten.'[/p][p]3,000 dogs used to be culled every year in Cali, Colombia for fear of rabies. World Animal Protection persuaded the government to sterilise dogs instead. The number of strays fell by 25%. Dog bites reduced. And when the project ended, 10,000 people paid to sterilise their dogs, rather than returning to culling.[/p][p]They help animals in communities, farming, disasters and the wild as well as sanctuaries. And they do a very good job.[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

22 Aug 2019

Supporters


Sep 5, 2019

Dad

Good work ebb

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Sep 4, 2019

Jack

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Sep 4, 2019

Jack

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Sep 2, 2019

Ross


Sep 1, 2019

Andy C

Well done Ebony!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Sep 1, 2019

Emily


Sep 1, 2019

Anonymous

Well Done Ebony xx Terry & Gina

£25.00

plus £6.25 Gift Aid


Aug 27, 2019

Helen Jeremy and Tabby x

Very well done! What an achievement in appalling conditions!

£30.00


Aug 26, 2019

Anonymous


Aug 24, 2019

Grandad Dadswell

Well done!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid

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