Conservation Champion Receives Official Thank You From City

Champion fundraiser, nine-year-old Jack Adams, was given an official ‘thank you’ for his efforts when he was invited to meet the Mayor of Gloucester.

Over the last 12 months, Jack from Gloucester has been fundraising for the World Land Trust, an international conservation charity.

He has raised around £3,500 from litter picking, walking and climbing challenges, including walking the 102-mile Cotswold Way and climbing 11 mountains in 10 days, in Snowdonia.

Jack was invited to tea in the mayor’s parlour to encourage him in his fundraising efforts and presented with the Mayor’s Certificate.

This year Jack is aiming to climb 100 mountains in 50 days as part of a campaign by TV naturalist Steve Backshall, to protect the last remaining Brazilian Atlantic Forest, home to ocelots, tapirs, sloths and hundreds of other species.

Councillor Howard Hyman, Mayor of Gloucester, said: “I was delighted to meet Jack and to congratulate him on his fantastic achievements. Looking after the natural world is incredibly important and it is vital that we have young people like Jack who are passionate about protecting the environment. I hope he inspires more people, young and old, to get involved with conservation.”

Jack who was invited to try on the mayor robes and hold the civic sword said 'it was nice to meet the Mayor and the councillors’.

He added: “Fundraising for wildlife is important to help wild animals and where they live.”

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