: Morning! As you guys know, @rachaelhickford and myself are raising money for the charity The Butterfly Tree:
The Butterfly Tree Charity supports orphans and rural communities in Zambia, decimated by the HIV and AIDS pandemic. They provide safe water and sanitation programmes.
Our target is five hundred quid! So, to raise money for this amazing charity, we're going to smash out a Tough Mudder!
To raise awareness and prove that we are serious about this, at least once a week, we'll also be posting up vids of our training for the Tough Mudder.
Today's vid the Partner Leg Press where my petite little Training Buddy, Rach, lifts my fat ass #charity#toughmudder#toughmudder2017#thebutterflytree#legpress#partnertraining#partnerexercises#fitness#fundraising#legs#legsfordays#legday#charityforafrica
I got this shirt a few months ago from @marksandspencerfashionpr. It's one of 4 star design shirts they were selling to support a breast cancer charity. At the time I bought it, my lovely friend, Louise, was battling breast cancer. Now, just a few months later, she is CANCER FREE! How awesome is that??? :) xo
And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, "Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp."
And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, "My lord Moses, forbid them."
And Moses said unto him, "Enviest thou for my sake? Would God that all the Lord’s people were prophets, and that the Lord would put his spirit upon them!"
A sibyl and a prophet | Andrea Mantegna | 1502
Devasting news as forest fire raged near the Donana wildlife reserve in southern Spain last Saturday. No deaths have been reported but 2000 people were evacuated. The fire also affected the Iberian lynx breeding centre at El Acebuche where only 14 of the 25 lynx could be removed: five males, four females and five pups have been rescued and transferred to other nearby centers. One female died due to the stress of its capture and transport, and the door was open for 13 other lynx to escape. Such a sad situation 😓.
The Iberian lynx is considered as the most endangered cat in the world with its population plummeting to less than 100 individuals in 2002. Thanks to conservation efforts including those carried by breeding centres like El Acebuche, the population had slowly recovered to just above 400 cats. Such tragedy is a real setback to all these efforts.
Wild&Free has contributed to some effort in restoring and maintaining the Iberian Lynx habitat in Portugal and we very much hope that these stunning cats will recover and thrive in the future.