Wed. Nov 21st, 2018

Henry Cavill in Jersey for annual ‘Durrell Challenge’

Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill in Jersey for the island premier of the first new Superman movie with him in the lead role

Jersey born actor Henry Cavill was back in his home island on Sunday to mark the annual Durrell Challenge – a short race to raise money for the wildlife charity founded by Gerald Durrell.

The Durrell Challenge is a 13km road race held in Jersey and is part of a wider day of celebrations to raise funds for the charity.

The timed race starts at Victoria Park in St Helier at 09:00 and ends at Jersey Zoo in Trinity.

As well as running in the race himself, Henry Cavill met with visitors for a fundraiser made up of people who raised at least £1,000 through the charities Just Giving Page.

Jersey mum Laura is hoping to find a “superhero” who gave up her ticket to meet Cavill after they sold out so her son could meet him.

She said: “My son was over the moon meeting Henry – your selfless gesture really made his year”.

Lots of people captured moments of the run across the island and shared it on Twitter through the #doitfordurrell and #henrycavill hashtags.

https://twitter.com/pthenrycavillbr/status/995770183481470977

https://twitter.com/pthenrycavillbr/status/995734570644529152

https://twitter.com/DurrellWildlife/status/995590880324042753

 

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