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Total raised so far

59%

£2,670.00 of £4,500 target +£518.75 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

1 year ago

Andrew Dorin

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Well done Anne

1 year ago

Gemma Nixon

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

1 year ago

Ian Carus

£10.00

Well done creaky old bat

1 year ago

Neil Middleton BatAbility

£200.00

Well done Anne

1 year ago

Connie Tremlett

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

1 year ago

Anonymous

£25.00

Amazing accomplishment Anne! Keep it up!

1 year ago

Georgia C

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Amazing achievement, well done!

1 year ago

Anonymous

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

1 year ago

Helen Robinson

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Well done Anne! Batty brilliant!!

1 year ago

Ron Macdonald

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Weel done Anne

The Creaky old bat goes ULTRA!

Event dates: 23rd June 2023 – 24th June 2023

Anne Youngman is raising money for Bats without Borders

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 Friday 23rd June at sunset (10pm) and I must be finished by 3 pm (tea time) on Saturday 24 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?
Because;

  • 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.
**PLEASE - BACK THE OLD BAT! **


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My updates

1 year ago

My kit bag is almost ready ,
My mantra is …..go slow and steady
Thank you all for each donation
You really help bat conservation.

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1 year ago

1.50 am…..I could not sleep so decided the best thing to do was get up, get out, get running!

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1 year ago

Taking a break, thank you bats for pollinating bananas.

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1 year 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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1 year 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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Anne Youngman is fundraising for

Bats without Borders

Charity number: SC044185

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