Hi, my name is Iona and I am 11 years old. I would like to do a walk for sharks because they play one of the most important roles in the ocean. Without sharks, the ocean would be in jeopardy! Lots of people don’t realise how important sharks are and also the threats that they face - I want to change people’s views of sharks.

25 kilometres is a lot further than any distance I have walked in one go before - I expect I am going to have sore feet by the end of it. This is also the first time I have done a personal challenge to raise money to support a great cause. I hope to do more in the future.

I am going to be walking near my house so as well as going a long way, I will also have to climb lots of hills!!!

I really hope you support me with a donation - I’m trying to raise at least £250 - £10 for every kilometre I walk.

Thank you for any donation you can make

Iona Ben Lawrence