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Will's Gorilla Marathon for Durrell!

running the Jersey Marathon in a gorilla suit for The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust UK because it's Durrell's 60th Anniversary.

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  • Event: The Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon 2019, 06 Oct 2019

The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust UK

We Work in the most threatened places to save species from extinction

Charity Registration No. 1121989

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Hi I'm Will Highfield. 

You may know me or recognise me if you are a regular visitor to the zoo or our charity shop, I'm Will from the Till! I also volunteer every week on my day off as a keeper at the Gorilla Enclosure.

My aim is to run the full Jersey Marathon to celebrate Jersey Zoo's 60th anniversary. To make this an extraordinary challenge, I will be running in a gorilla suit to raise funds towards building a new indoor enclosure for our gorilla family where I have volunteered for over 2 years. 

Gorillas are a symbolic species since Gerald Durrell first opened his zoo on Jersey. In 2019 Durrell is celebrating with a Go Wild Gorillas Art Trail across the Island, this has inspired me to raise awareness and support a year of Gorilla celebrations.

I will be training in the suit all over Jersey so please show your support and cheer me on or follow my Facebook page for details. If you do see me out, please say hi and take photos which you can share on social media.

Please also don't forget to donate to support our important conservation work here at Jersey Zoo and in the Wild! 

Some people may think I'm bananas but every pound motivates me to complete the training for this challenge.  

Please get in touch if you want to support in any way! Thanking you in advance.....

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