Durrell Dash success raises funds for new butterfly and tortoise house

Last month, a record number of over 650 runners took to the lanes of Trinity to raise vital funds for Durrell. Organisers of the Durrell Dash, now in its 11th year, are delighted to announce that £12,800 was raised from this popular road race.

For the fourth year the Dash was sponsored by Rathbone Investment Management International who entered their biggest team yet with 42 runners taking part. This year’s event also received the support of Jersey Water who kindly provided runners with water along the route making the event free from single-use plastic.

Durrell is planning to use money raised from the Dash to support the new tortoise and butterfly enclosure, which is the first exhibit at Jersey Zoo specifically designed to better connect people with nature.

Matthew Sutton of Rathbone Investment Management International said “The Durrell Dash has always been a fantastic event, and it is a wonderful way to have fun and to raise money at the same time. Rathbones are delighted to be able to support a local charity that does such important work both here in Jersey and all over the world.”

The male and female winners of the 13km race were Tom Perchard and Catia Riva. The junior winner and overall winner of the 6km race was Jem Gurner, the winning adult male was Daniel Hearn-Poole, the winning adult female was Yasmin Lookess and the winning junior female was Lucci Baker. Full results available at