Michelle Salter writes:
Last year, Fleet Pond Society Treasurer, Nick Keeley, cycled to Liverpool and back and raised over £4000 for the Clearwater Campaign. This year, fellow committee member and pond dipwell reader, Mandy Saxby, set about thinking of something equally challenging, but a little different, to try and raise funds.
The result is 24 Hours Of Le Pond. Mandy’s mission begins at 7.30pm on Friday 24th June and her challenge is to keep walking, in and around Fleet Pond Nature Reserve, for 24 hours – finishing at 7.30pm on Saturday 25th June.
As well as sponsoring Mandy, you can also pay for the “privilege” of walking with her for an hour or two on her epic 24-hour journey. If you would like to walk with Mandy please e-mail her with the subject heading 24 Hours Of Le Pond.
To sponsor Mandy and help save Fleet Pond, please make a donation at: http://charitygiving.co.uk/mandysaxby
Fleet Pond’s Clearwater Campaign was launched to raise money and awareness to help tackle the silt problem which threatens to turn Hampshire’s largest freshwater lake into a big, muddy puddle! The campaign aims to raise funds to dredge and restore the pond, with a series of projects designed to improve the biodiversity and amenities of Fleet Pond Nature Reserve.