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Rutland Osprey Project 3 Peaks Tour

5 team members

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

Team story

[div=color: #000000; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: #ffffff; margin: 8px;][lt]p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; text-align: justify; padding: 0px;"[gt]The [span=color: #008080;][b][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt]Three Peaks Challenge[/span][/b][lt]/span[gt] involves climbing the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland within 24 hours. On 19 and 20 June Tim Mackrill, Paul Stammers, Michelle Househam and Gavin Young set out to complete this challenge to raise money for the Osprey Migration Foundation. The challenge was completed successfully in 23 hours and 36 minutes. We could not have acheived this without the efforts of our driver, chef and sheep dodger Chris Ditchburn and Tim Norton Ford of Oakham who kindly donated a minbus for the trip. [/p][lt]p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; text-align: justify; padding: 0px;"[gt]In addition to the climbing we also gave talks on Osprey migration and our education work in West Africa at the Lake District Osprey Project and the Loch of the Lowes the day before and at the Dyfi Osprey Project a couple of hours after we had finished the challenge (don't worry - we'd had a shower). Our audiences were extremely generous in their donations and we hope these talks will increase awareness and encourage partnerships between people along Osprey migration routes.[/p][lt]p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; text-align: justify; padding: 0px;"[gt][b]Osprey Migration Foundation - Osprey Education in West Africa [/b][/p][lt]p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; text-align: justify; padding: 0px;"[gt]In late August each year, Ospreys from Rutland Water and elsewhere in the UK set off on an incredible 3000 mile journey. Satellite tracking and ringing studies, including our own, have shown that most European Ospreys migrate to the West coast of Africa – from Mauritania south to the Ivory Coast – for the winter. For this reason, it is important that these areas are protected. [/p][lt]p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; text-align: justify; padding: 0px;"[gt]For conservation to be successful in places such as West Africa it is vital that children grow up respecting wildlife and understanding the economic benefits protecting it can bring; tourism is estimated to contribute around 18% of The Gambia’s GDP. With this in mind we recently set-up an education project in The Gambia aiming to show school children the wide and diverse bird life that their country supports. And it’s not just Ospreys that this work should benefit – millions of other migratory birds from Europe winter in the same areas as the Ospreys and we hope that the project will raise awareness of the incredible journeys many species from Europe udertake each year. The project also provides a unique opportunity to link schools along the migration flyway. We've already intitiated links between schools in Rutland and The Gambia and are currently setting up links between schools along the whole of the flyway. [/p][lt]p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; text-align: justify; padding: 0px;"[gt]At present we’re running the project in three schools, but in time, we hope to extend it to cover more schools in The Gambia and elsewhere along Osprey migration flyway. In order to do this we need to raise money to cover the cost of fieldtrips, more optics and other education resources. [/p][lt]p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; text-align: justify; padding: 0px;"[gt]All funds raised will be managed by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust and will be used specifically to purchase educational resources that can be used in schools, fund field trips and also to contribute towards ongoing costs of satellite tracking.[/p][lt]p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; text-align: justify; padding: 0px;"[gt]Many thanks in advance for your support. [/p][/div]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

19 Jun 2012

Charity

Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust

Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust

Supporters

06-Oct-2012

Marina Kyriacou - Londoner

Met Paul & team in June and loved Rutland. Went on Belle. Saddened greatly by loss 09. Doing this in his memory. RIP 09 :( Feel for whole team at his loss. Good Luck & take great care. Look forward to coming back to Rutland soon.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

23-Sep-2012

Paul

In memory of 09 (98)

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

14-Aug-2012

Anonymous

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

21-Jul-2012

Anonymous

Well done!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

16-Jul-2012

Jonathan Pinnick

Congratulations on passing the £5,000 mark and belatedly on completing the challenge.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

13-Jul-2012

Hazel & Mick Ward

A great cause and a wonderfull achievement.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

11-Jul-2012

Anonymous

Brilliant effort!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

09-Jul-2012

Anonymous

fantastic effort, we hope you have recovered. Well done. From the early and late pair.

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

02-Jul-2012

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

02-Jul-2012

Kev Reaney

No cheating! especially not getting one of the osprey's to fly you to the top.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Gavin Young

Gavin Young

Chris Ditchburn

Chris Ditchburn

Paul Stammers

Paul Stammers

Michelle Househam

Michelle Househam

Tim Mackrill

Tim Mackrill