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Håkon’s “Little Walk” Fundraiser

Local News 02 Mar, 2023 Follow News

Håkon’s “Little Walk” Fundraiser

National Trust member Håkon Strande is raising money for the Little Cayman District Committee, National Trust (LCDNT) and raising awareness of the colossal ocean plastic pollution problem. Håkon was on a mission to complete a non-stop on-foot traverse of the entire 23 miles of Little Cayman’s coastline to shed light on the amount of plastic in our oceans and to raise funds for non-profit organisations the National Trust For The Cayman Islands and Plastic Free Cayman.

Håkon said of his initiative, “The shorelines around the world are filling up with plastic garbage, in large part from struggling nations where waste management solutions are lacking. On Little Cayman, in the path of trade winds from the Caribbean islands to the east, we get our fair share of this scourge. Having found Little Cayman, this pearl of a place, and seen the difference activism can make – at least towards the symptoms of the problem – with cleaner beaches and shores around the island through volunteerism and organised shore line cleanups, I want to go the extra mile (pun intended) and raise money for further efforts.

“This year I decided to walk non-stop the entire shoreline of Little Cayman, a distance of about 23 miles and ask friends, family and anyone who wished to support efforts to manage the garbage floating up on our shores to support my walk through donations to the National Trust for the Cayman Islands and Plastic Free Cayman.”

The LCDNT has a regular programme called Full Moon Plastic Pickup which is a once a month beach cleanup by members and volunteers of the most visited beaches around Little Cayman including Point Of Sand and Preston Bay. Over approximately ten years of the FMPP, tens of tons of ocean plastic have been removed from the shores of Little Cayman

Håkon’s goal was to raise US$1,000 in donations. The walk took place on 23 February 2023 and took Håkon 9 hours and 12 minutes to walk all the way ‘round Little Cayman along the coastline, with a kayak paddle along the mangrove fringed area of South Hole Sound, starting and ending at Point Of Sand. To date the event has raised US $1,754.00 for both the National Trust and Plastic Free Cayman.

Donations can be made here: https://gofund.me/712148c3  or here: https://www.bonfire.com/a-little-walk-fundraiser ,” where a tee shirt of the event can be ordered.

We extend a heartfelt thank you to Håkon for his dedication and selfless effort.

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