Saving threatened habitats worldwide

Katie Honey, UK

Your group/school in the Hall of Fame

Have you held a fundraising event and want to be featured in the WLT hall of fame? - contact us with your information.

Katie Honey on her bike
Money raised: 
£1,200
Saved: 
24 acres
Supported: 
Amazon Rainforest

Sponsored Bike ride

"From the 4th to the 11th April this year I cycled 250 miles from Padstow to Bristol to raise money to protect the Amazon rainforest. In total I raised £1,200.

The continuing destruction of the Amazon rainforest has always haunted me, ever since I had watched a video about rainforest destruction in primary school.

As a single sixteen year old I felt there wasn’t a great deal I could do to save the rainforest, but I felt that if I could do something to help then I should. I decided on a whim one day that a sponsored event would raise a bit of money, and cycling was an eco-friendly thing to do.

I held a school assembly to publicize the burning of the Amazon rainforest and asked as many teachers and students to sponsor me as I could. I also asked acquaintances at Exeter Cathedral, and various friends and relatives. I was surprised and moved by the number of people who sponsored me who before then I had barely known.

The ride itself was fairly strenuous, although my dad accompanied me. On day 3 we were cycling through snow (I was wearing shorts and suncream), we had two punctures in two days, and once Dad cycled 10 miles out of a B&B with the room keys in his pocket. On day 6 I’d caught a vomiting bug, and threw up three times. Apart from that, I couldn’t have been happier as I knew that 24 acres of rainforest would be safe because of my work, and the thought kept me going until Bristol Temple Meads station."

Katie Honey

Bookmark and Share

Read about us

  • News Online
  • RSS
  • eBulletin
  • Green Diary
  • Printed Newsletter

Contact us

Email: info@worldlandtrust.org
Tel: +44 (0)1986 874422
More details »

Follow us

Follow on Facebook  Follow on Twitter  Follow on Linkedin  Follow on GooglePlus  Follow on YouTube