Trust's Assistant Warden in Tour de Broads 100 mile challenge

Friday 3rd February 2017

Assistant Warden Jamie Smith is taking on the challenge of cycling 100 miles in the Tour De Broads South cycle event (30th April) to raise money for Suffolk Wildlife Trust's Suffolk Broads land purchase.

"As an Assistant Warden for Suffolk Wildlife Trust, I know how important it is to create more of this valuable habitat to extend the already beautifully managed Carlton and Oulton Marshes. This will benefit the UK's most rarest and cherished wildlife."

"Time to burn off some of the winter fat!! Weekends are crucial for training as most of my daylight hours are spent at work! Last weekend I managed a windy 22 mile ride on the Saturday followed by a more speedy 11 mile ride on the Sunday. A few runs this week have keep my legs working before hopefully getting back on the bike at the weekend. Just 86 days to go before the TDB! Much more training needed as yet!"

You can sponsor Jamie in the event on his JustGiving page:

If you would like to participate in the Tour de Broads South we are inviting all those pledging to raise at least £150 to join ‘Team FLY.’ Members will receive a free place and help with their fundraising. To join ‘Team FLY’ please email or call 01473 890089.

Alternatively, you might choose to enter the event on Sunday 30 April 2017 and select Suffolk Wildlife Trust as your charity of choice. All donations received will be tripled by the Trust through a match-funding pot – making your efforts go three times further.

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Suffolk Wildlife Trust has the chance to buy and restore 384 acres of land for wildlife in the Broads National Park. This is the biggest nature reserve purchase we have ever undertaken. The land costs £3 million and we still need to raise £1 million -so every £1 you give will be tripled by other funding.