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Phillipa Myram

Pip is running for rhinos!

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt]Have you ever wondered what the world would be like without iconic animals like rhino? How will future generations judge us in terms of protecting our natural heritage if we can’t even protect one of the largest species on earth? My name is Pip Myram and I am passionate about rhinos, some have even said a little too much as I am often referred to as the "crazy rhino lady" in my work place. This crazy rhino lady really needs your help to run the London Marathon in 2018…[/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt][lt]img style="vertical-align: middle;" src="https://scontent.fgcj1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19601267_10158876032905065_4867406125326317284_n.jpg?oh=cfd5e4d8eb344693cc8094c135f0390f&oe=5A67316C" alt="" width="400" height="267" /[gt][/p] [lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt]My current job entails monitoring a population of White Rhino in a protected area of South Africa, and I have become a little obsessed with these amazing creatures and feel extremely privileged to work with them on a daily basis. [/p] [lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt]So why the London Marathon? My personal challenge is to create awareness and funding for genuine rhino conservation projects around the globe: having been involved in the daily monitoring and endless protection measures for rhino I wanted to be certain that I am making a difference. This is why I joined the Save The Rhino International, who operate in a number of countries providing legitimate measures for the protection of rhino.[/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt][/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt][lt]img style="vertical-align: middle;" src="https://www.savetherhino.org/assets/0003/0197/South_African_rhino_poaching_large.PNG" alt="" width="450" height="279" /[gt][/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt][span=text-align: center;]The current stats (based on South Africa’s population) indicate rhinos are largely in decline due to the ongoing illegitimate rhino horn trade. Although the current statistics show a general decline in the number of poaching incidents, this does not take into account a shrinking population, with the death rate now exceeding the birth rate, becoming a downward trend even with the increase in apprehension and arrests. Sadly poaching is not the only contributor to the decline of rhinos, but also due to habitat loss/human expansion and political conflict. [lt]span style="text-align: center;"[gt]It is terrible to know that this is going on right now and it has to stop. [/span][lt]/span[gt][/p] [lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt]By sponsoring me, the crazy rhino lady, you can be sure your money is going to a good cause: there is no easy fix but it is essential to properly protect these animals with well trained and equipped wardens, secure and suitable habitat, as well as comprehensive monitoring. The people living in close proximity to rhino areas need to see and gain the benefits of conserving these animals and to educate them to see them worth more alive than dead.[/p] [lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt]If you would like further information on the charity and where your money will be going please visit: [url=https://www.savetherhino.org/]https://www.savetherhino.org/[/url][/p] [lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt]Thank you for taking the time to visit my page. I really hope you can help me complete this challenge by sponsoring me to ensure the survival of these incredible species.[/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt][lt]img src="https://scontent.fgcj1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p206x206/12742597_10156517334660065_1914878593111876710_n.jpg?oh=a1ba47f940fb4842a3710d5ca89e100c&oe=5AAA3D45" alt="" width="300" height="200" /[gt][/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations to help save the rhino.[/p]

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May 9, 2018

Betfair Back Yourself

Well done for beating your target time and backing yourself on Betfair!

£44.00

May 2, 2018

Granny Pipes

£50.00

May 2, 2018

Residents of Llys Menai

For the rhinos! From the residents of Llys Menai

£30.00

Apr 24, 2018

Susan

Congrats Pip! You did an amazing job!

£5.00

Apr 22, 2018

Adam

Hope you enjoyed the run and good luck with a great cause.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 22, 2018

Anonymous

£15.00

Apr 21, 2018

ESD XX

Go for it ESD No 1

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 18, 2018

Grandad

Hello Pip, don't over do it on Sunday, looking forward to seeing you soon Grandad xxx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 15, 2018

Helen

Good luck Pip. The Rhinos love you ( as do we) xxx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 10, 2018

Anonymous

Well done darling, so proud of you! Lots of love Dada xx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid