I'm James and I am running the Plymouth Half Marathon on the 19th May to raise funds for Sharks. Sharks have lived in our oceans for over 400 million years. Well before even the dinosaurs roamed the earth!

But, today, many species are under threat. Almost 1/4 of all shark species worldwide are now threatened with extinction. That makes them one of the most endangered groups of animals on our planet! The Shark Trust is working hard to change that.

Sharks are incredible animals and without them marine ecosystems face an uncertain future. That's why i'm helping the Shark Trust to safeguard their future with this fundraiser.

I'm really passionate about the environment & particularly the oceans & I wanted to do something to help make a change. I'm aiming to raise £300 to support the Shark Trusts work. I have never run a half marathon before so this will be a big personal challenge for me.

So however, big or small please give what you can and together we can create positive change for sharks.

James Eastham