Each year, with a view to raising funds to cover the cost of our critical conservation work, Space for Giants offers a small number of opportunities for our supporters and friends to join us in the heart of the wild landscapes we strive to protect. Jacques’ Climb for Giants and Round the Island Race took place in June and July and our next Journey for Giants will be posted soon…
Star rugby players reach summit of Mount Kenya with the Aviva Premiership trophy to help combat elephant poaching
Five Saracens players reached the summit of Mount Kenya on the 11th June 2016, the second-highest mountain in Africa, carrying the Aviva Premiership trophy, which was won by Saracens this season, in an effort to raise awareness of the poaching crisis and funds for the elephant conservation charity, Space for Giants.
The team, which included Jim Hamilton, Mike Ellery, Rhys Gill, Nils Mordt and Ben Ransom, hiked 50km over 4 days and reached the Lenana summit at 4,985m, despite being challenged by the high altitude and difficult terrain.
Parallel Blue crosses the finishing line 27th in their class in the Round the Island Race after unusually testing conditions
On the 2nd July, a crew of 8, on board the yacht Parallel Blue, took part in the Round the Island Race, one of the largest yacht races in the world, to raise funds for Space for Giants.
The race, which was founded in 1931, had 1,528 entries this year, and took place in far stronger winds than were originally anticipated – gusts of 30-40 knots were recorded on the south side of the Island. However, the Race for Giants team successfully completed the race, crossing the finishing line 27th in their class and elated after an exhilarating and challenging 8 hour race.