The recycling centre is very basic at the moment and there is a lot of work still to be done to improve the centre and make it run more efficiently. To achieve this, more workers and materials are required and in order to raise the money some brave volunteers and staff members took part in the Mini-challenge Mayathlon on the 17th of March. The Triathlon consisted of a 750m swim, through a lagoon (avoiding the crocodiles), a 20km cycle and a 5km run.
Huge congratulations go to all Triathletes as everyone successfully completed the course and the total raised came to an impressive $1544, which will be put to good use improving Punta Allen’s recycling centre. The volunteer team beat the staff team in the run, but it was a close contest all the way through the swim and the cycle. Special congratulations to solo competitor, Peyton, who came sixth in his age group and 32ndoverall! The funds raised will go towards expanding and refining Punta Allen’s recycling centre so that it does even more for the community and the Sian Ka’an biosphere. Thank you to everyone who donates to this project, we are very much looking forward to showing in our next report how these funds are being spent.
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