King Edward student raises funds for Honduras venture
James Richardson, a student at the King Edward VI school in Bury St Edmunds has signed up to help with ecological studies in Honduras in Central America as part of project Wallacea.
In order to fund the expedition, which is scheduled to take place in 2018, James will have to raise £2,500 and is already well on his way to meeting this target thanks to some highly creative individual fundraising. In addition to personal fundraising activities James also approached a few local companies seeking their support in the form of sponsorship. Muntons in Stowmarket were swift to respond.
Andy Janes, Muntons Corporate Marketing Manager, presented James with a cheque for £250 as a contribution towards the cost. Andy commented: ‘James contacted us seeking our support and impressed me with his passion and drive. He has been exceptionally creative in his approach towards his fundraising and we are really pleased to be able to assist. This project will not only prove interesting and challenging but will leave James with some lasting memories and the knowledge that he has made a meaningful contribution.’
Honduras is in Central American and has the Caribbean Sea north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. It’s natural flora and fauna are exceptional. Project Wallacea is mapping the ecological changes in the region providing long-term trend data which will prove to be invaluable in improving our understanding of the impact of global climate change.
Part of the sponsorship deal is for James to provide some details of his experiences which will be shared with Muntons staff through their intranet. Muntons have strong environmental and ecological credentials and so the work that James will be undertaking will prove to be of great interest.
For more details of project Wallacea please click on this link: http://opwall.com/