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Grrillah's great run in the big smoke

running 7k in a full (warm, synthetic) gorillasuit for The Gorilla Organization because the idea of extinction makes me sweat anyway..

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  • Event: The Great Gorilla Run 2013, 21 Sep 2013

The Gorilla Organization

We work with local communities in Africa to to save the few gorillas left in the world

Charity Registration No. 1117131


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On Saturday 21st September I'm going to join a few gorillas and ape about town, a 7km run through London, wearing full gorilla suits. (Big, hairy, synthetic warm things!)


Mountain gorillas are on the edge of extinction. There will be more runners in gorilla suits in London come September, than there are live mountain gorillas worldwide.

"For the poor communities around the gorilla habitat, it is the forest that provides them with many of their daily needs. But sadly, the collection of basic resources such as water and firewood is destroying the gorilla habitat and, in turn, the gorillas

The Gorilla Organization works with African NGOs (nice good organisations) to help local populations get everything they need outside the forest."

 Doing a bit to try to help these amazing creatures, working up a sweat and being a bit silly - I couldn't think for a better way for my 'Grrrillah' self to wave a sweaty goodbye to my twenties. 

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  • It's a mammal thing