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Record-breaking fundraising response to ‘Saving Kinabatangan’ appeal

28 April, 2017 - 12:07 -- World Land Trust
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Steve and Helen Backshall

Steve and Helen Backshall’s ‘Race for Borneo’ for the Saving Kinabatangan appeal has exceeded the initial £100,000 target, after an enormous wave of support, but there is still a way to go.

World Land Trust (WLT) is trying to raise £250,000 for the purchase and protection of several properties of Bornean Rainforest close to the banks of the Kinabatangan River, towards which Steve and Helen initially committed to raise £100,000 through sponsorship for their ‘Race for Borneo’.

The great news is that the amazing response to their fundraising has resulted in them exceeding their original target of £100,000 and currently stands at £138,594. This means that we are now over halfway towards the £250,000 needed to fund the land purchase.

The donations which came flooding in after Steve and Helen’s gruelling 22 hour 48 minute Devizes to Westminster canoe race was shown on BBC’s The One Show was the biggest overnight donation response in WLT history, with more than 500 donations. Steve and Helen’s supporters have been amazing and we feel sure everyone will want us to reach the final target as quickly as we can.

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Donations are still coming in for the Saving Kinabatangan appeal, which are urgently needed to reach the £250,000 needed for the land purchase. We are aiming to reach the target as quickly as we can to ensure that the land purchase can take place and the future of this crucial piece of rainforest secured.

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