How I Will Help
I am planning a SPONSORED CYCLE RIDE from my school to Brighton! I want to help conserve the wildlife within the Shamwari Game Reserve, South Africa. To do this I will be working within the reserve on various conservation projects including; game counts, park inspections, anti poaching patrols and community projects. Also, I will be working in the animal rehabilitation centre tending to the animals located there and ensure that they have the best possible standard of care whilst I am there; and for the future.
A proportion of the money I raise will be donated to the St John's School Community Holiday, a charity that supports respite for families of severely disabled children.
Why I Care About This Project
I want to aid in the conservation of animals within this reserve as I believe all animals should have the best possible chance at survival and should be able to thrive in the best possible habitat. I am very excited to have the opportunity to travel to the reserve with my school to do some hands on work with the reserve staff in Shamwari.
I have seen first hand the amazing work carried out by the volunteers for the STJ Community Holiday and I hope to be able to help fund further projects.
When Will this Take Place
I will arrive in South Africa at the reserve near Port Elizabeth on the 28th of March 2016 and will stay in the reserve for 12 days where I will be working hard to help conservation of this area.
The STJ Community Holiday takes place later in the year.
How I Will Be Fundraising
On the 6th of March (or 13th) I plan to cycle to Brighton from London. This is approximately a 100km cycle over the South Downs from the capital to the coast. Furthermore a proportion of the money fundraised will be donated to the St John's Community Mencap Holiday.
St John's School Community Holiday
The St John’s community holiday hosts children with disablities between the ages of 10-16 at the school for a week. During the holiday the children are treated to muliple outings such as theatre productions and trips to theme parks as well as having a great time at the school, singing, dancing and participating in many other exciting activities.
It allows parents and carers of the children a week of much-needed rest, safe in the knowledge that their children are being fully cared for and supported, and having a fantastic time. Furthermore the St John's pupils and staff that volunteer during the week also have found the holiday immensely rewarding and enjoyable.