Back in April Sea-Changers launched it's 2.6 Challenge. The Challenge was launched on Sunday 26th and was a national initiative designed to help to save the UK's charities. We were thrilled to have a wonderful group of fundraisers sign up to help or undertake challenges. In May the challenges have continued and we wanted to highlight these...before we unveil our final 2.6 Challenge fundraising total.
Charlotte and James Travis signed up the challenge and chose a really tough but fun one. They undertook 26 challenges (one for each letter of the alphabet) to raise money for two charities that they really support: Sea-Changers and Overgate Hospice in Halifax, which looks after people with life-limiting illnesses. Their challenges were really varied and included: jigsaws, ball catching, gymnastics, press ups, yoga, making cakes and eating 26 grapes in one go!
Thanks to their fantastic efforts Charlotte and James have raised £200 for Sea-Changers.
Our final fundraiser was Maya Plass, a long time supporter of Sea-Changers and our Patron. Maya decided her challenge would be undertaking 26 press ups with a whale on her back on May 26th. After a few weeks on intensive training she made a tough challenge look very easy and along the way she raised lots of money for Sea-Changers. To watch Maya complete her challenge click here.
So we want to thank Charlotte, James, Maya, Lesley, Tanya, David, Graeme, Paul, Sarah, Kirsty and Radar the dog for all your support, along with all the wonderful people who sponsored them. Between you all you raise a brilliant, whopping amount....wait for it....drum roll please...£2,500. You are all Sea-Changers. At this difficult time to see the response of everyone to the challenge has meant a great deal to all the Sea-Changers team and allows us to keep doing what we need to do - supporting UK marine conservation.
If you would still like to donate to any the challenges just click on our donate button (at the top of the page) . This money is vital in allowing us to continue funding important and innovative marine conservation projects right around the UK. And we will be posting over the next week or two about our the recipients of latest grant funding round so watch this space.