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10-year old Rory Root Cycles For Lewa!

January 21, 2013

In July 2012, while other boys his age were probably thinking of getting the latest video game, Rory Root, inspired by his love for wildlife, was busy preparing to cycle in France and raise some money to support Lewa's wildlife. The 10-year-old, accompanied by his mother, Fran, and his older brother, 11-year-old Myles, cycled for 293.6 kilometers in eight days in the Languedoc region (near the Spanish border), following the ancient Canal du Midi from Carcassonne to Sete and raised a total of $ 1,327!

Master Rory visited us here at Lewa a few days ago to deliver the money in person.  The affable young man glowed with pride as he handed over the envelope to our CEO, Mike Watson.

Rory’s determination in helping Lewa, its wildlife and neighbours is a sure sign that the culture of conservation is being cultivated in our young generation, and is definitely an inspiration to all!