Pedal for Possums - a snap fundraiser to support wildlife rescue in Australia during the bushfire crisis
A fun, all-abilities alleycat-style scavenger hunt through the streets of Central and East London.
Prizes to be won!
Best dressed bike
Best dressed rider
Fastest FTW (Femme, Trans, Women) rider
Fastest overall rider
Entry via donation:
Pre-entry via Eventbrite - £6 +BF
Enter on the day (cash) - £10
100% of entry donation goes directly to WIRES (Wildlife Information and Rescue Service)
Meet at 3pm, in the park at London Fields, just north of Broadway Market. The event will kick off at 3:30pm sharp.
You will need:
- A bike
- Front and rear lights
- A secure lock
- A water bottle
- Phone with google maps, fully charged
Across Australia bushfires are tearing through forests and farms at an unprecedented intensity, and covering a greater distribution than ever. The toll on human life and property has been absolutely horrific, Meanwhile, many species are at real risk of extiction. Some animals have had their entire habitat burnt.
Funds are urgently needed to support wildlife carers with burned, injured and sick animals. Conservation efforts for some threatened species have been set back decades. Food and water stations in burned areas will be able to help some animals that survived the fires avoid starvation in the coming months. WIRES supports people across New South Wales to care for wildlife in their area.
Read more about WIRES (Wildlife Information and Rescue Service) here:
You can read more info on the situation here:
Image: A burnt brushtail possum rescued from fires near the Blue Mountains in New South Wales. Photograph: Jill Gralow/Reuters via The Guardian