Andy – Cycled and surfed the North Cornish Coast
I first heard about SAS through my geography teacher as an 8 year old living in Kent. Fast forward 25 years and my passion for surfing and my career in conservation have also led me to become a strong supporter of SAS.
My cycle challenge was born from a desire to raise money for SAS and also to prove that as surfers, we could all drive a bit less and do our bit to reduce air pollution and tackle climate change.
I raised just over £1000 for SAS, mostly through JustGiving, but also by asking people directly at work and getting active on social media.
My top fundraising tips would be: just ask – all they can do is say no so you may as well ask for them to support you, and probably will especially if you ask face to face. It’s also good to tailor your ‘ask’ so that it’s personally relevant. Not everyone surfs, but loads of people love our clean beaches and are concerned about litter and pollution.