So far there have been more than 300 individual donations to Steve’s fundraising page. The page currently shows a total of £19,384 (£38,768 including match funding).
Among the donors is Crosfields Community, a group of children, teachers and parents involved in the day to day workings of Crosfields Preparatory School in Reading.
Inspired by a talk given by Steve Backshall to the school in March, Crosfields Community donated £800 to Steve’s campaign with the message: “Good luck and thank you for doing something so amazing!”
On Saturday 4 April, Steve and his team mate George Barnicoat will be kayaking 125 miles in the Devizes Westminster International Canoe Race along the Kennet and Avon Canal and the River Thames. They aim to complete the course in approximately 20 hours.
Match funding has been committed by a WLT Council member and by corporate supporter Maidenhead Aquatics.
All funds raised will go towards WLT’s conservation projects in the Chocó rainforest of Colombia.
There are plenty of ways to support Steve in the run up to the DW, during the race and afterwards.
- Use social media to raise awareness of his challenge: tweet your support using the hashtag #kayak4forests
- Post a video message of support on your Facebook page
- Join the WLT supporter rally at Westminster on the morning Sunday 5 April 2015
- Spread the word about the T-shirt auction