Josh has been a Young Warden at Lackford Lakes Nature Reserve for over a year and enjoys coming regularly to help with practical conservation jobs around the reserve.
On the 1st July, Josh began his fundraising ride from his school in Bury St Edmunds and cycled 45 miles through Rougham and on to Needham lakes in Needham Market before returning back to Bury St Edmunds. On 2nd July, the route was from Bury St Edmunds through to Diss, riding through peaceful villages such as Mellis to finish back at the school.
Josh’s Mum Caroline explains more: “We were really pleased that we could donate the money to Suffolk Wildlife Trust as we know that the Trust puts a lot of work into making Suffolk reserves and mindful and pleasurable place for all ages and as importantly a wonderful home for wildlife. In order to fulfil this challenge, at least six weeks of training was completed to give Josh and the other students the chance to be prepared for the two days cycling.”
Sophie Mayes, Learning Officer at Lackford Lakes comments, “I’m so proud of Josh’s achievement. He's a real asset to our Young Warden group and his fundraising will help us further our conservation work.”