We would like to congratulate our RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Medicine, Laura Holm, and her husband, Shawn, for completing their 100 mile walk in aid of the Olive Ridley Project. After volunteering for the charity earlier this year in the Maldives, and witnessing the dangers to sea turtles first-hand, Laura and Shawn were eager to do more to help this excellent cause.
Having devoted four months to training, Laura and Shawn set off on their walk on Thursday 23rd August 2018. Over the course of 6 days, Laura and Shawn walked for more than 50 hours, across the South Downs Way, to complete the famous 100 mile route from Winchester to Eastbourne. Joining them on the walk was also their beloved dog, Biscuit, who thoroughly enjoyed himself!
Overall, an amazing £5,031 has been raised, and donations can still be made here.
About the Olive Ridley Project
The Oliver Ridley Project is a UK registered charity set up in response to the large number of Olive Ridley sea turtles found entangled in ghost nets. Their mission is to protect sea turtles and their habitats, rehabilitate injured sea turtles, and use scientific research to raise awareness of the threats faced by sea turtles in the Indian Ocean.