I mentioned a while ago that TV presenter Nigel Marven was planning to run the London Marathon in support of our Protect Our Dolphins campaign...well, he did it, in a fantastic 4 hours and 4 minutes! A huge thank you to him and an equally big thank you to everyone who sponsored him.
As I write we have raised just over £7000 in sponsorship for Nigel but it would be so fantastic to push this to a nice round £10k. With £10k we could do so much to protect the amazing dolphins of the Moray Firth. Not only do we need to continue to lobby the UK Government to stop their crazy plans to allow oil and gas exploration in the dolphin sanctuary but we need to carry out extensive legal and scientific research to add weight to our claims and strengthen our arguments.
It's not too late to give your support to this campaign - just visit www.justgiving.com/nigelmarven - thank you!
And it's not just Nigel who's been getting active for whales and dolphins. WDCS supporter Rachel Long has recently returned from trekking the himalyas to the home of the Dalai Lama in support of WDCS, Michelle George, Emily Reakes and Mark Gazzard are all cycling from London to Paris to raise funds, Steve Weatherley is planning to swim the channel in September, Leanne Bowen is taking up our Save the Whale Week parachute challenge in June and there are many more fantastic WDCS supporters challenging themselves, having a great time and raising money while they do it.
If you fancy cycling through Cuba, jumping out of a plane, collapsing in a sense of achievement and sheer exhaustion at the summit of Kili or battling whitewater rapids in a raft...we can help! Just call our Events Team on 01249 449500 or visit www.wdcs.org/getactive and we'll give you all the support you need.
Anyway, enough of my rambling (ooh - you can go rambling for WDCS if you fancy it...). I was just thinking about all the amazing people out there doing all these great things for whales and dolphins and thought I'd give them a mention and a thank you.