Enjoy a Wild Night Out on the South Downs
Exploring the English countryside is an excellent place to switch off, relax, and fill your lungs with some fresh air.
But fewer people, especially many youngsters, are getting outside and visiting the countryside and green spaces available.
That’s the message of the team at Wild Night Out on the South Downs, who encourage a greater number of people to get outdoors.
Holly Budge, adventurer, conservationist and everest summiteer, will be sharing a night and day of wild adventure on Saturday 30th June on the South Downs at Holden Farm, Cheriton, on the South Downs Way.
Families, first timers, seasonal experts and many others are being invited to join.
As well as the camping experience the event will also include music under the stars, lessons in bushcraft, bird watching and local conservation from Butterfly Conservation.
Activities at the campground will include stories round the campfire with several informal short talks including a talk about ‘Everest and Elephants’ by Holly.
All of the proceeds from the event will be going to ‘How Many Elephants’ conservation charity, that works to create awareness of the declining numbers of elephants killed by poachers for the ivory trade.
If current levels of poaching continue, in just seven years there will be no elephants left in the wild.
“I feel passionate about inspiring others to daydream, meander, run, climb and jump into their own adventures in the great outdoors. I love hiking and camping on the South Downs, this was my training ground for climbing Everest, running up the hills with a weighted pack” says Holly.
She continued: “It is so important in the crazy busy world we live in to take time out to relax, breathe and simply be in nature. This event will raise funds for my charity 'How Many Elephants', which is about preserving, appreciating and celebrating wildlife and nature.”
For further information and to book visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/wildnightout2018
Tickets are Adult: £10, Family: £25 (two adults, two children under 15).