Nigel praises the efforts of two local environmentalists undertaking the 72 mile Ribble Way Challenge for charity

Nigel has today praised the efforts of two local environmentalists undertaking the 72 mile Ribble Way Challenge for charity.

 Jack Spees, Director of the Ribble Rivers Trust, based in Clitheroe, and Mark Rudd, Fisheries Officer for the Environment Agency are taking on the Ribble Way Challenge, walking 72 miles non-stop from the estuary at Preston to the source of the River Ribble in the Yorkshire Dales. The pair will set off early on the 1st August and continue through the night, reaching the finish line on Gayle Moor early on Saturday morning and have set a fundraising target of £4,000 to be split between the Ribble Rivers Trust and Water Aid. 

Speaking from Westminster Mr Evans said, ‘The Ribble Rivers Trust is an important local charity which aims to protect and restore the river, streams and watercourses within the Ribble catchment and to raise public awareness of the value of our local rivers and streams. A £15 donation improves 10 meters of river by planting trees and erecting fences to reduce pollution, erosion and flooding.’

To donate text RWAY26 £15, or whatever amount you wish to donate, to 70070 or sponsor them online at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Ribble