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Sean Denny is raising money for SAIGA CONSERVATION ALLIANCE

Running for Saigas

Event date: 1st March 2015

Total raised so far

76%

£758.50 of £1,000 target by 30 supporters

+£31.25 Gift Aid

+£0 Offline donations

My story

The saiga is a critically endangered antelope of Central Asia. It is also a relict of the ice age fauna that included mammoths and sabre tooth cats. Sadly, in recent years, saiga antelopes have been poached ruthlessly for their horns - highly prized items in traditional Chinese medicine. Due to such poaching, saiga numbers recently declined by a devastating 95% in just 15 years.

I am running my first half-marathon for the Saiga Conservation Alliance (SCA) to raise money for this wonderful animal. I am specifically running for the SCA because it is one of my favourite conservation organisations - the SCA is not only successful in its efforts to conserve wildlife, but firmly committed to implementing conservation in a way that positively affects local people. Please check out the video below to see one of the SCAs most recent projects, in which a UK-based wildlife artist travelled to Uzbekistan to engage with local children and paint a mural depicting Central Asian wildlife.

Running this race will be a big challenge for me: for the past 5-6 years I have not been able to run because of severe shin splits and I had actually given up on my dream of running a marathon. Miraculously, I am finally able to run again. The saiga antelope is one of the world's fastest animals (50mph), so I thought I could help to keep the saiga alive and running while I chase after my own dreams. Any support is greatly appreciated!


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Sean Denny is fundraising for

SAIGA CONSERVATION ALLIANCE

Charity number: 1135851

Recent donations

5 years ago

Amy Fitzmaurice

Save the Saigas

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

5 years ago

Taru

Congratulations!

£10.00

5 years ago

Laurel

Congrats!

£13.00

5 years ago

Mariel

Well done Sean! Hope walking isn't too hard today :)

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

5 years ago

Michelle

£10.00

5 years ago

Mark

Good luck tomorrow!

£5.50

5 years ago

Sean Anderson

£50.00

5 years ago

Anonymous

Good luck Sean!!!

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

5 years ago

Aakash Lamba

£10.00

5 years ago

Skip & Anne

Have a great race!

£25.00

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