Cumulus Outdoors and the Jurassic Coast Trust have helped to inspire young visitors to learn about the Jurassic Coast, whilst raising vital funds to help look after it. Julian Sawyer of Purbeck Footprints, one of the Trust’s volunteer “Ambassadors”, delivered a series of Jurassic Coast talks for young people undertaking their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Residential in Dorset with Cumulus Outdoors.
Cumulus Outdoors donated £1 from each person in attendance to the Jurassic Coast Trust, helping to preserve the coastline for future generations to enjoy. Julian is an accomplished photographer, walk leader and keen fossil enthusiast, and inspired young people from all across the country with his personal take on Dorset’s famous World Heritage Coastline.
Julian said of his experiences, “I have been very impressed by the calibre of the young people that I have met, they really have been a pleasure to be involved with. I am really looking forward to working with them again in 2019.”
Cumulus Outdoors’ customers are also able to give an optional £1 donation to the Jurassic Coast Trust when booking coasteering, climbing and abseiling activities. Through a combination of these donations and contributions from Duke of Edinburgh attendees, Cumulus have raised £250 for the Trust this year, and plan to raise even more in 2019.
Cumulus’ Steve Thompson sees it as part of the company’s commitment to looking after the local environment: “Cumulus Outdoors is proud to be a Jurassic Coast Business Partner. It’s great to be able to do our bit to raise money to help towards conservation and education projects all along the World Heritage Site, helping to spread learning and understanding about this globally unique coastline, and, crucially, to safeguard it so that future generations can enjoy it as much as we do today”.
The money raised supports essential conservation of the World Heritage Site as well as funding other education activities along the Jurassic Coast.
Guy Kerr from the Trust said, “We’re delighted to be able to offer visitors to the Jurassic Coast an insight into its treasures, whilst raising vital funds to help us look after it for everyone to enjoy. We look forward to inspiring more young people about our incredible World Heritage Site through our partnership with Cumulus Outdoors.”