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Mirka Higgins's Fundraising Page

Fundraising for The Gorilla Organization

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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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Thanks for visiting my fundraising page: please dig deep and sponsor me online. Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor me: The Gorilla Organization (formerly the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund) will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.

http://www.japanesetranslations.co.uk/bujinkan/ozaru-run.htm shows how every year since 2004 Ben Jones and Mirka Higgins (with other friends in each year) have joined over 500 other humans running through London to raise funds for the 650-700 mountain gorillas (only!) left in the wild. We've raised over 4000 pounds so far, and in total the Runs have raised over 400,000 pounds, but so much money is needed to help support these Great Apes. Recently, 10% of the remaining Congolese mountain gorillas were killed in a single day! Just as importantly, much of the money goes to support the human communities around their habitats in a sustainable way. We welcome all support & sponsorship, and remember that donations from companies are even tax-deductible (you can include a link to your website in your comment).

We're still hoping for more people to join us -- if you're between 5 and 95 and able to walk 5 miles please do! Ideally you should be able to jog at least part of the way (wearing a gorilla suit) of course. More details of the event can be found at www.gorillas.org/greatgorillarun

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