Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Club have made a donation to assist Newquay student to study tropical marine systems first hand.

Jake Bishop is currently studying at Cornwall College Newquay, and has been given the opportunity to travel out to Indonesia as part of Operation Wallacea, which researches various ecosystems and marine environments for scientific purposes.

“I’ll be heading over to study Rainbow fish amongst other things” said Jake. “I’ll be there for six weeks in total, and really looking for to a great adventure which will help me with my degree first hand.”

Jake, who has also been volunteering at the town’s Blue Reef Aquarium approached the Lions Club earlier this year to help with funding, and they agreed to support his expedition with a donation of £100.

“Newquay Towan Blystra Lions exist to help and support people from all walks of life, with different projects and dreams, and we are really glad we are able to help Jake in his.” commented Matthew Bunt from Newquay Towan Blystra Lions. “Jake is really determined to make the most of his time in Indonesia, and we look forward to hearing all about his adventures upon his return.”

Pictured are President Lesley Clarke, and PDG Ken Clarke with Jake at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium.