Julia's jellyfish journey to protect our seas

Julia's jellyfish journey to protect our seas


+ estimated £270
£10,140 target

15 supporters


David Mccann

£50 + est £13 in Gift Aid 23rd Mar 2020 16:10

Started on 16th February 2020 Malvern, England, United Kingdom

Protecting our seas

Our seas give us life. They give us food, they give us oxygen, they make clouds to give us rain and they absorb carbon dioxide.

And yet, our seas are in danger. We use them as a sewer, we're filling them with plastic that will linger for hundreds of years, and we're fishing faster than populations can replenish.

The Marine Conservation Society works tirelessly to create healthy seas and coastlines that support abundant marine life. They want our seas to provide enjoyment for everyone as well as sustainable livelihoods, and I want to help them.

The challenge

This summer, I will walk the South West Coast Path from Minehead on the north coast of Somerset to Poole on the south coast of Dorset. The route is 630 miles long - that's 1,014 km - and much further than I have ever walked before. I have pledged to raise £10,140 for the Marine Conservation Society - that's £10 per kilometre I walk. Will you help me?

Because the path follows the cliff-tops and dives down to river level at every estuary, the total ascent of the route is almost 115,000 feet - just over 35,000 metres, which is four times the height of Mount Everest. This is not going to be easy... 

Jellyfish journey

To attract more attention - and hopefully more money - during my walk, I will be wearing a jellyfish costume, hence ‘Julia’s jellyfish journey’.

What does the sea mean to you?

I'm doing this because the sea is important to me. It started with childhood holidays, as I'm sure it did for most of us, chasing waves, peering into rockpools and playing on the beach. As I grew up, I developed a love of cliff-top walking and boat trips to look for whales and dolphins. I get next to, onto and into the sea at every opportunity, although living in the centre of the country, it doesn't happen as often as I would like. 

But this isn't about me - I am asking to you support my fundraising efforts because of what the sea means to you, and to all of us.

Anything you can contribute towards helping me achieve my target will be massively appreciated – and help me to meet this challenge with a smile on my face.

Thank you.

Training on the Malvern Hills.

PS. I am planning to walk from the beginning of June into early August. However, if Coronavirus affects my plans, I will walk later in the year. 


Elizabeth Powell commented

Good luck Julia. Wonderful cause. X

29th March 2020 at 7:13pm
Elizabeth Powell pledged £20 + an est. £5 in Gift Aid
29th March 2020 at 7:12pm
Catherine Potter commented

Go for it Jules! Kev and Kate (and Charlie) will be happy to join you along the way xxx

24th March 2020 at 11:51am
David McCann pledged £50 + an est. £13 in Gift Aid
23rd March 2020 at 4:10pm
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Ian Lundy-Lester commented

Hey Julia! You should feel justly justified for taking joy and jollity to the south-west and providing joyful jubilations for the jellyfish and jolly jewel anemones and other marine life... I'm sure many others will be joyous in helping you on your way. All the best. Ian. x

20th March 2020 at 4:44pm
Ian Lundy-Lester pledged £250 + an est. £63 in Gift Aid
20th March 2020 at 4:37pm
Alison Adamson commented

Good luck on your first adventure, one of many I hope

20th March 2020 at 11:03am
Alison Adamson pledged £100 + an est. £25 in Gift Aid
20th March 2020 at 11:02am
Emma Kerrywood commented

All the best Julia! I will be cheering you along all the way! Em xx

20th March 2020 at 9:46am
Emma Kerrywood pledged £10 + an est. £3 in Gift Aid
20th March 2020 at 9:45am
Bob Tilley commented

Do not wobble too much as you walk.

19th March 2020 at 9:09am

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