*World Land Trust (WLT) supporter, Roger Auster, attempts to break a Guinness World Record”„¢ as an exciting and original way of fundraising*

On July 17, Roger will bounce along Gwithian Beach in Cornwall on a Space Hopper to raise funds *to save threatened habitats and wildlife across the world.* While hopping along on top of this iconic toy, which became a major craze when it hit the UK in late 1960s, *Roger will attempt to break the Guinness World Record”„¢ *for the ‘Farthest Distance Travelled on a Space Hopper in 24 hours’, currently standing at 3.11 miles (5 kilometres).

Roger said: “€œI will look a complete and utter muppet and possibly cause myself some serious pain, but there is in fact a reason for doing so! *The World Land Trust is a charity close to my heart. *They buy areas of natural land in order to preserve them and the species which live within them, and therefore encourage the natural ecosystem. So please, dig deep “€“ and look out for passing boys on space hoppers!”€

Rainforests and other threatened habitats will be saved thanks to World Land Trust (WLT) supporter Roger Auster’s original fundraising ideas “© Nigel Simpson

On the run up to his Space Hopper challenge, *Roger has been working tirelessly to organise fundraising events to encourage more donations and raise awareness about WLT”€™s work *to save threatened habitats across the world. There has been no limit to Roger”€™s imaginative ideas for encouraging sponsorship; at fundraising landmarks Roger has come up with some fun and silly forfeits “€“ when he reaches the “£400 mark he will spend the day dressed in a pink onesie, when he has raised “£450 he will wax his legs and at “£500 he will dye his hair orange to match his space hopper.

To raise awareness the day before his record breaking challenge, Roger will have a stand at his university campus bioblitz: a campus-wide species survey which he and his university friends are organising.* WLT thinks that this is a fantastic way of encouraging people to get involved in conservation.*

We would like to wish Roger all the best in his Guinness World Record”„¢ attempt and *we encourage all our supporters to get behind him* “€“ raise awareness on Twitter and Facebook or donate to him on Just Giving.

*Good luck Roger and thank you from everyone at the World Land Trust.*

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