Steve Backshall Challenge

Adventurer and TV presenter Steve Backshall and his rowing partner George Barnicoat have completed the Devizes to Westminster race in 23hrs, 17mins – beating Steve Backshall’s previous attempt of 24 hours.

Blue Forest are delighted to have sponsored the team who have now raised more than £22,000 for the World Land Trust to save rainforest in Colombia.

“I am really excited to be supported by Blue Forest in the Devizes to Westminster race. Blue Forest share my passion for the environment and for adventure and their donation will secure an area of Columbian Rainforest the size of approximately 60 football pitches. I met Blue Forest’s founder Andy Payne at a recent event and was fascinated to hear about their incredible tree houses and their passion for adventure and creativity. The money Blue Forest have given will achieve something amazing, saving the trees from logging and the dazzling wildlife of one of the most diverse, and most threatened places on our planet.”

Steve Backshall, Wildlife TV Presenter

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If like us your Easter Weekend was slightly less adventurous (and probably involved more chocolate!) then we would still love you to get involved with the challenge by giving generously! Sponsorship money will go towards saving an area of Columbian Rainforest with the What is more… A World Land Trust Council member has agreed to match our sponsorship (up to £15,000). This means £50 from YOU will buy an acre/ football field sized chunk of rainforest, safe from logging forever!


Photographer Martin Hartley

Photographer Martin Hartley