I took on the challenge to complete 100 Miles in March to raise funds and awareness for WWF. I'm not overly active during the week as I am usually in the studio or busy with my children; so making time for a long walk is something I put off as other things always take priority. When I saw the challenge I was persuaded to sign up as it is in support of something I am so passionate about!
We have all heard of endangered species, climate change, plastic problems and deforestation…but the problems seem so big it is hard to know what we can do to help! Doing some research, changing habits and reducing our footprint can all help, but joining together always makes a much bigger impact! So taking part in a challenge like this along with so many others through March has been a great way to get the word out there.
In the first week I got completely soaked (whilst walking in a down pour), a little bit lost figuring out some new routes and managed to walk a total of 23 miles.
The second week consisted mostly of making up my miles on the school run. My little boy has been brilliant at keeping up with me and has been so excited to join in!
Along with a big walk with a friend, the week I managed to complete 29 miles!
By the third week spring has definitely started to appear and it was so lovely to walk out in the sunshine and take in so much more of our surrounding! With a couple of really long walks and a trip to the gym, I completed 30 miles!
With the end almost in sight, we tried to make the most of the lovely sunshine to walk some new routes and explore new places.
It’s been so fun to take the time to walk these miles and it has even resulted in my son to wanting to walk to school as often as we can and learn about the work that WWF do! We finished off the 28 miles and completed the challenge on 31st…Just in time!
The miles have been really fun, but the reason for doing them has made it even more enjoyable, knowing that the funds donated in support are going towards such important work. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me!
Read on to find out more about WWF and all their amazing work!
This 100 miles challenge is in aid of WWF (world wildlife fund) an independent conservation organisation active in nearly 100 countries, who are working to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife.
To stop the degradation of the earth’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature by:
conserving the world’s biological diversity
ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable
promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
"Our strong commitment to collaboration– something we call together possible – shapes all our work, leading to many powerful partnerships around the world. And, today, we are part of a growing global coalition calling on world leaders to set nature on the path to recovery by 2030: a New Deal for Nature and People as comprehensive as the global climate deal.
This ambitious nature recovery plan is supported by our own global goals and programme of work focused on: