ÖTILLÖ Swimrun donates £1,430 to Wildlife Trust
The organisers of the islands' ÖTILLÖ Swimrun have donated £10 of every competitor's entry fee to the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust.
A total of £1,430 from the event - which took place on Scilly during the weekend of June 17-18 - has been given to the Trust as part of ÖTILLÖ's support for its work to ensure that the islands’ natural habitats "can be fully explored by Swimrun competitors in the least disruptive way to wildlife".
The IOSWT posted on social media: "We are incredibly grateful to race founders Mats [Skott] & Michael [Lemmel] for facilitating this donation in recognition of the work carried out, by the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust, across the Islands to benefit nature and people.
"We would also like to extend our thanks to all of the competitors for taking part and helping ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series achieve this fantastic amount of money which will remain in Scilly; helping us to continue our work safeguarding the future of the Islands' finest landscapes."
This year, ÖTILLÖ's support of the Trust and its campaign against marine debris and plastic included a request to all its participants to transport whatever plastic they brought to the islands back out with them when they left.
The Wildlife Trust also asked competitors to take part in a #2MinuteBeachClean and collect a bag of marine debris from Scilly's coastline.