A Harrogate man is planning to run his first marathon to raise funds for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.
Jason Millward has started training for the London Marathon but admits he is still worried about the big challenge.
“To be honest I haven’t done much running since I was in school,” the 36-year-old said.
“I have always been an animal lover and interested in wildlife. I wanted to support a smaller charity.
“I just think we need to do something to save wildlife from extinction. When I have children I don’t want them to grow up in a world where there are no tigers in the wild.
He added: “There is an estimated 3200 tigers left in the wild and through the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation tiger time campaign they aim to bring an end to illegal trade in tiger parts.”
Jason who lives in Jennyfield with his wife Victoria has started training two to three times a week and originally had planned to take part in the Yorkshire Warrior the day before.
“I can’t do it and get to London in time to sign in the night before the race. It would have been a massive challenge.”
The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation supports anti-poaching and conservation projects throughout Africa and Asia making a real difference to the survival of critically endangered mammals.
To sponsor Jason visitwww.justgiving.com/jason-millward