Lancashire Times
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1:00 AM 9th September 2023

Former Bake Off Contestant Dan Chambers Takes On The Rainforest Run

Dan Chambers, the talented self-taught baker who captured the hearts of millions during his appearance on the Great British Bake Off, is lacing up his running shoes for a new and meaningful challenge.

On Sunday, September 17th, Dan Chambers will participate in the Rainforest Run organised by International Animal Rescue, a global initiative to protect rainforests and the incredible wildlife they house.

Dan Chambers
Dan Chambers
The Rainforest Run is a unique event that calls upon individuals worldwide to impact our planet's future positively. Participants can run, jog, or walk a 5k distance, all while raising vital funds to safeguard rainforests and the diverse species that inhabit them.

Dan Chambers, whose journey began as a baking enthusiast, has transitioned his passion for creating delectable treats to a broader mission of advocating for animal welfare and environmental conservation. Known for his appearance on the 10th series of the Great British Bake Off, Dan has embarked on a journey to use his influence to support causes close to his heart.

When asked about his motivations for participating in the Rainforest Run, Dan Chambers stated:
"I've always loved animals and the environment. Running has become a significant part of my life lately, aligning with my overall well-being and desire to make a positive impact. The Rainforest Run gives me a tangible way to contribute and raise awareness about the critical need to protect rainforests and the animals that depend on them.

"Every step you take is a step toward a better future for generations to come."

The Rainforest Run is not just an individual endeavour but an opportunity for everyone, whether an individual, a team, or even four-legged companions, to unite for a common cause. By raising funds through this event, participants will directly support International Animal Rescue's efforts to conserve rainforests and their essential ecosystems.

The Rainforest Run symbolises the collective power of individuals, regardless of their geographical location, to effect lasting change on a global scale.

Gavin Bruce, CEO of International Animal Rescue, said:
"With the pressing need to address environmental concerns, this virtual run serves as a way for people to join hands, albeit virtually, to make a real difference in preserving our natural world. We are so grateful to Dan and all our other supporters for taking part."

Dan added:
"The Rainforest Run is a perfect place to start on the fitness ladder. It's a £5 sign-up fee, and you can run as little or as far as you like, making it a brilliant event for all the family. And, as a virtual run, you can run where and when it suits you. The feel-good factor you'll get from taking part is worth the small sign-up fee alone."

For more information about the Rainforest Run and to support the fundraising efforts, please visit The Rainforest Run 2023 - JustGiving

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