Toby’s teams walk for wildlife

Wednesday 1st February 2017

Hazel Jones, Cumbria Wildlife Trust receives cheque from Toby Hart, UESHazel Jones, Cumbria Wildlife Trust receives cheque from Toby Hart, UES

Cumbria Wildlife Trust was delighted to receive a cash boost of over £800 from the United Environmental Services (UES) recently, who raised the money on last year’s Keswick to Barrow (K2B) walk.

Toby Hart, Managing Director of UES, which provides ecological advice and expertise to developers and householders, encouraged virtually his whole workforce to take part in the challenging 43-mile walk through Cumbria. Toby, who is a keen fell runner, ran the route coming an impressive 11th out of nearly 2000 finishers. He said: “It’s the third time I’ve done the K2B, and I’m keen to do it again. I want a top 10 place!”

Toby continued: “I love running in the Cumbrian peaks and fells and as a botanist, it made sense to support Cumbria Wildlife Trust on the K2B. I’m really proud of all my colleagues - two teams took part in the challenge and supported the Trust’s work.”

Hazel Jones, Senior Fundraising Manager at Cumbria Wildlife Trust said: “We were delighted to hear that the teams from UES had raised this amazing amount of money for the Trust. The Keswick to Barrow walk is a really challenging event and we’re very grateful to all the staff at UES who took part. It’s great too, to hear about how other organisations such as UES are working hard to protect wildlife and habitats.”

UES is an ecological consultancy specialising in protected species survey, licensing and mitigation works. Based in Cheshire, they work with a wide range of with clients nationally, to provide ecological advice and expertise, including surveying protected species such as bats, great crested newts and barn owls. 

Team registration for Keswick to Barrow 2017 opens on 6 February and Cumbria Wildlife Trust is one of the approved charities. 

Cumbria Wildlife Trust is holding the annual Cross Bay Walk in May – look out for more details on our website! 


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