Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

Mark Pearson

Mark Pearson is crowdfunding

raised of £3,500 target by 158 supporters

Weʼre raising £3,500 to help save our Swifts - I'm running /cycling 1000km in 12 months to raise funds for Swifts in the Steel City!

7 days to go

Don't have time to donate right now?


A Swift 1K - 1000km in twelve months....

Swifts are one of our most iconic and magical birds, migrating thousands of miles every year to raise their families here in the UK. They make great neighbours, are steeped in folklore and have lived with us for countless generations.

BUT, they're in big trouble, for various reasons - one of the main ones being loss of nest sites. They rely on us for their homes - cracks and crevices in our eaves and roofs, where they raise their chicks every summer. Renovations and 'improvements' are forcing them out of existing houses, while new builds are bereft of nesting sites.

The Sheffield Swift Network - a community of amazing volunteers in my family's home city - are doing great things to help Swifts survive and prosper in the Steel City, by creating nest sites (Swift boxes), campaigning (e.g. for the provision of Swift Bricks in new builds), care and rehab (raising and releasing orphaned chicks), raising awareness and generally being Swift Champions.

Last year I ran 500km in twelve months to raise money for Turtle Doves (as part of the Champions of the Flyway campaign). This year, I'm doubling my target to 1000km - 500km running, and 500km cycling (on the indoor bike). I'm hoping to do more than 50% of the target by running, but we'll see!

Please help them by donating to my page - Every penny counts, and I'll keep you updated on our progress here as the next few months unfold!

Share this story



Mark Pearson

Updates appear here

    4 months ago

    Mark Pearson started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Page last updated on: 12/1/2022 22.56



    • Sally Kerfoot

      Sally Kerfoot

      Dec 1, 2022

      Fantastic cause for these lovely birds. Well done for achieving your challenge - despite all your ailments!


    • Anonymous


      Nov 30, 2022


    • Gary Allport

      Gary Allport

      Nov 30, 2022

      A fabulous initiative - love swifts!


    • Mark Askew

      Mark Askew

      Nov 30, 2022

      Great perseverence Mark, nearly there!


    • Vegan Mary

      Vegan Mary

      Nov 28, 2022

      Swifts are my favourite birds and if you are running with osteoarthritis you have my utmost admiration. Well done hope you reach your target.


    • Anonymous


      Nov 28, 2022

    • Rick Simpson

      Rick Simpson

      Nov 28, 2022

      Well done and good luck!


    Mark Pearson

    Become a supporter

    Help Mark Pearson raise more

    What is crowdfunding?

    Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

    The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

    About the fundraiser
    Mark Pearson

    Mark Pearson

    Report this Page