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Fundraising Elvis runs for rainforests

12 April, 2012 - 10:22 -- World Land Trust
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Fundraising as Elvis Presley

World Land Trust (WLT) supporter, Dave Scott, dons a cape and a quiff to become the King himself and completes a show-stopping Half Marathon

With a song and dance performance that the King himself would have been proud, Dave Scott worked the crowd at the Reading Half Marathon earlier this month, successfully raising awareness and funds for WLT’s conservation projects across the world

Dave said: “I chose to raise money for my favourite charity, the World Land Trust, because they do splendid work saving rainforest and other wilderness habitats round the globe.”

Despite the constant photo stop-offs and the less than practical sunglasses, rhinestones, and all-in-one jumpsuit, Dave successfully completed the 21 kilometre run (13.1 miles) in just 2 hours and 5 minutes.

Fundraising as Elvis Presley

Dave Scott poses with friend Glynn in a fundraising effort that raised awareness about WLT's work to protect the planet’s vulnerable ecosystems © Dave Scott

Behind the fun and frivolity, Dave explained the serious side to why he wanted to raise money for our conservation work: 

“WLT has helped to protect over 500,000 acres of the world’s wild places – this is of utmost importance in protecting us all from the risks and damage of climate change.”

WLT would like to say a huge thank you to Dave who has raised nearly £700 to help save some of the most threatened habitats and wildlife on Earth.

To show your appreciation for Dave’s fundraising efforts and support WLT’s conservation work, you can donate to his online fundraising page before the end of April.

Thank you again to all our committed supporters – without your generosity and dedication we could not continue to protect the world’s wild places.

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