It’s a well know fact that our oceans are in trouble. Overfishing, global warming, illegal trawling and pollution have all taken their toll on the marine environment. This has seen fishing stocks plummet and has thrown the industry into a state of turmoil. People involved in the fishing industry face an uncertain future, with job losses and loss of income playing out daily. Without any options available, many affected will turn to a life of crime in order to survive.
To raise awareness to the situation, wildlife lover and ocean advocate Pat Dickens will be attempting the unthinkable. His daring plan is to shatter a world record on a scooter; not just once, but TWICE – in just 72 hours!
Dickens, who hails from the Garden Route town of George, has teamed up with internationally renowned documentary maker Bart Smithers. He will be using his record attempt to raise funds for an even bigger and more exciting project.
“This is a fantastic marketing opportunity for local businesses to get actively involved.” said Dickens. “We’ve already raised over R20 000 and are thrilled to have EarthRace Conservation onboard as one of our chief sponsors. It truly is a vote of confidence in our campaign and the goals it sets to achieve. We have also seen strong interest from several radio stations and have submitted our plan to Guinness World Records.”