JULIA'S (REAL) JELLYFISH JOURNEY
In September and October 2020, I walked England's South West Coast Path. I stayed in a mixture of campsites and B&Bs, and occasionally I wild camped.
To date, I have raised just over £5,200 for the Marine Conservation Society. They're doing such great work to protect our oceans, please be generous: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/julias-jellyfish-journey
JULIA'S (FANTASY) JELLYFISH JOURNEY
On Good Friday in 2020, I started Julia's Jellyfish Journey to walk 1,014km and raise £10,140 for the Marine Conservation Society. Sadly, due to coronavirus travel restrictions, I have not been able to travel and walk the South West Coast Path as planned. Not to be thwarted, I embarked on Julia's Fantasy Jellyfish Journey instead, walking the same distance and ascent/descent on the Malvern Hills close to my home, following government rules and guidance on safety.
I have now completed the walk. It was always going to be difficult to raise £10,140, and with all of the uncertainties surrounding coronavirus, it became even harder. I'm disappointed but not surprised that I did not raise the full amount. To date, the total stands at £3,972, and I am very grateful to everyone who dug into their pockets at such an unsettling time. I will continue to raise funds for the Marine Conservation Society as their work is tremendously valuable - please click on the button below to make your donation today.
As well as raising money, I aimed to raise awareness of the Marine Conservation Society's work. Walking round the Malvern Hills dressed as a jellyfish did capture the public's imagination, so my activities gained significant publicity, including press coverage with a reach of over 2.2 million people.
During this period, I have fallen in love with the Malvern Hills and long-distance walking. It won't be long before I'm out on my next challenge.
SPONSORING JULIA'S JELLYFISH JOURNEY
Quest for Future Solutions has generously donated to the Marine Conservation Society in support of Julia's Jellyfish Journey. Quest for Future Solutions supports a wide range of organisations in achieving their sustainability vision, including start-ups in the clean-tech sector, training providers and a variety of manufacturers.