Lucie Armstrong

Lucie's London/Paris Marathon page

Fundraising for Orca Rescues Foundation
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Event: London Marathon 2022, on 2 October 2022
Orca Rescues Foundation

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We fund experts and organisations working to release captive orca and other cetaceans


As I did the London Marathon 2022,  I will soon be running the Paris Marathon on April 2nd 2023 – months of continued training, sweat and swearing culminating in a 26.2 miles run through the streets of this beautiful city.

PLEASE NOTE: Lots of photos accompany this text but I had to add separately under Gallery!            

I’m running for Orca Rescues Foundation, a charity of which I am also a trustee. This charity was set in 2015 by my father-in-law Clive Martin. Orca Rescues Foundation remains a small charity raising critical funds for scientific research and campaigning for the release of killer whales and dolphins from captivity.

Whales and dolphins should be swimming freely in oceans, not going slowly insane circling inside concrete tanks or performing tricks in places like SeaWorld. Some of them have shown aggression from captive frustration that consequently has resulted in the death of their trainers. We continue to support the specialists to return them to freedom.

Our mission is to establish a global fund to facilitate the release and rehabilitation back into the wild or semi wild of orca and other cetaceans in captivity and to give support to specialists, scientists and organisations working to achieve this.
We help plan rescues, prepare rescues, carry out rescues and rehabilitation and retirement.

Sanctuaries are the way forward for cetaceans in captivity. Orca Rescues Foundation is very proud and excited to part of the Advisory Panel for a wonderful Sea Sanctuary situated on the Greek Island of Lipsi, in the Aegean Sea.

Orca Rescues Foundation has already helped to support this Sanctuary with grants and the building of the veterinary clinic,
but so much more is needed.

With more funds we can push forward with trying to end the barbaric treatment of these sentient creatures in the name of entertainment and profit of multi-million dollar companies.

I run in support of this amazing and brave father in law who devastatingly lost his fight against an incurable disease at the end of 2022. He was so passionate about his charity,  anti captivity and his oceans as well as all animals who suffer daily. We will continue his legacy. We miss him every single day. 

As more of a personal challenge I suffer daily with the restrictions of an auto-immune disease which constantly tries to limit my activities, strength, and energy with chronic pain.

Keep pushing…... Keep fighting…. Keep moving forwards. “Just keep  putting one foot in front of the other.”

Thank you for reading x

About the charity

Orca Rescues Foundation

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RCN 1161804
Whales & Dolphins should be swimming freely in the oceans, not going insane inside concrete tanks in places like SeaWorld. Some of them have shown such aggression and captive frustration that it's resulted in the deaths of their trainers. We will support the specialists to return them to freedom.

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