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Total raised so far


£790.00 of £4,500 target +£173.75 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

13 hours ago

Chris Sherlock

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

Anne, you rock. We have walked St Cuthbert's Way. We did see bats in Wooller. But you are going to run it!

15 hours ago


£45.00 + £11.25 Gift Aid

18 hours ago

Lynda Cooper

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

20 hours ago

Eilidh and Danny


Well done Anne! Epic effort for a great cause :-)

2 days ago

Caroline Griffin

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Best of luck Anne!!

4 days ago

Catherine L.

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

Amazing progress. Go for it Batty Anney x

5 days ago

Romilly Carter

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

Good luck with your ultramarathon,with your determination I know you will complete it

1 week ago

Mareike Moeller-Holtkamp

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

1 week ago

John Haddow

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

1 week ago

Russell Turner


Enjoy the run!

Anne Youngman is raising money for Bats without Borders

The Creaky old bat goes ULTRA!

Event dates: 24th June 2023 – 25th June 2023

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My story

The Creaky Old Bat goes ULTRA

Here’s the story in a nutshell;

Who am I? A 63 year old volunteer for Bats without Borders (BWB).

What am I doing? A 45 mile (72 km) ultra marathon (my first ever!)

Why? To support the work of BWB by raising funds and awareness of bats.

Where is the ultra marathon? Over the hills between Melrose and Wooler (in Britain) following part of the Saint Cuthbert’s Way long distance trail.

When? The run starts on Saturday 24 June at sunset (10pm) and I must be finished by 3 pm (tea time) on Sunday 25 June.

Extra - I will have a bat detector attached to my back pack so that I can record bat calls as I run through the night.

I need your help and support in 2 ways.

  • 1 Please sponsor me for just one mile of my journey.
  • 2 Please spread the word, encourage your family and friends to sponsor me too.

Why am I asking people to sponsor me for just one mile of the journey?

  • So we can all do something positive , whatever our income.
  • Because small actions add up to something BIG!
  • Because I’ll be tackling my challenge thinking “just one mile” over and over again.

Why should anyone care about bats?


  • They are beautiful
  • They help us in many ways (as natural insecticides, pollinators, seed spreaders and ways we don’t yet understand)
  • We have a duty to look after the natural environment for the plants and animals that live in it and for future generations of people.

Real bats need our protection, this creaky old (human) bat needs your support.


Thank you for checking out my page. Making a donation is fast, easy and secure thanks to Give as you Live Donate. They'll take your donation and pass it onto Bats without Borders.

My updates

2 weeks ago

Taking a break, thank you bats for pollinating bananas.

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2 weeks ago

Sorry, this is not for the fastidious or faint hearted! Peat bog feet, perhaps my feet will stay preserved from now on!

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2 weeks ago

I did a bit of running in the dark, I thought I was really brave until a sheep bleated and scared me almost to death!

Everything looks very different , this is mist rising up from the road, not ghosts !

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3 weeks ago

After running through several peat bogs my socks may never be the same again!

Soggy socks soaking in the sink .They are very mucky but at least they don’t stink,

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Anne Youngman is fundraising for

Bats without Borders

Charity number: SC044185

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