Remembering Digit The Mountain Gorilla

Our fundraising achievements in memory of Digit The Mountain Gorilla

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    Amount we’ve raised in Digit’s memory $2,340.63

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    The Gorilla Organization

    The Gorilla Organization

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    • Donation by Robert Badcock

    • Donation by Neville Freitas

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

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    • 16Sep

      Great Gorilla Run

    Our fundraising pages 1

    • Ian-Redmond7

      Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

      Forty years ago this December, poachers killed a friend of mine - a young silverback known as Digit.  I had been working with Dian Fossey in Rwanda for over a year at that point, studying the families of mountain gorillas whose trust she had slowly gained.   She had watched Digit grow up from a bundle of mischievous fluff as an infant to a strapping young silverback.  Once he got to know me, Digit would come over and sit by me during rest periods - his choice - so it is fair to say this was a mutual friendship.   His death was a turning point in both my life and Dian's.  She created a charity - the Digit Fund, which in the UK is now The Gorilla Organization - to help protect the gorillas.   I am proud to be the Chairman of the Trustees, and am doing the Great Gorilla Run (again) to help continue this work.   We are now helping some of the same communities that in the past turned to poaching for a living, training them to grow organic vegetables and educating their kids for a better future - one that doesn't endanger the gorillas or their forest habitat.

      If you could chip in the price of a round of drinks, you will be helping us to help some of the poorest people on Earth have a better life in ways that do not impact negatively on forests that we now understand are essential to preventing dangerous climate change.   Check out my TEDx talk on how apes and elephants are among the most important #GardenersoftheForest.

      Thank you!!

        With thanks to Dr Richard Wrangham for this 1977 shot of Digit examining my Hypericum staff (maybe wondering why I haven't eaten the bark yet - note the twisted finger that gave him his name). This was long before the 7m rule was introduced to reduce the risk of disease transmission, but even then, it was the gorillas who approached us, not us seeking close proximity to them.

      Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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      Total so far:

      $2,324.72

    Donations made in memory of Digit The Mountain Gorilla55

    • Donation by Robert Badcockto Ian's page on 10/10/2017

    • Donation by Neville Freitasto Ian's page on 30/09/2017

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jo Bendallto Ian's page on 27/09/2017

      It was a pleasure to meet you in London and listen to your amazing work you do to help these beautiful gorillas.. good luck for the future.xx

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Mike Stuckerto Ian's page on 27/09/2017

      Thanks for all of your hard work, Ian!

      $12.00

    • Donation by Deborah Messengerto Ian's page on 26/09/2017

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Katie Snowdonto Ian's page on 26/09/2017

      Well done on the Gorilla run! Looked like lots of knuckle-walking fun! :)

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anne Robersonto Ian's page on 26/09/2017

      It is a privilege to donate in support of Ian Redmond and his beloved Digit. Thank you for all you do, Ian. You are an animal hero.

    • Donation by Xavier VAN DAMMEto Ian's page on 22/09/2017

      Thank you so much.

      £300.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Gwyneth Fraserto Ian's page on 18/09/2017

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jennifer Farrto Ian's page on 18/09/2017

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Priscilla Richardsonto Ian's page on 16/09/2017

      I read your story about Digit and was so moved by it that I knew I had to give something for this incredible charity. I wish you the best on your run. Good luck.

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Lissa Rubento Ian's page on 16/09/2017

      I'm so happy your amazing work has been recognized and thank you for your tireless efforts.

      £50.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Marianne Eilsøeto Ian's page on 16/09/2017

      Great initiative! Take care and GO ON

      £50.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Peter Redmondto Ian's page on 13/09/2017

      Good luck! Take care of those knuckles! love from The Golden Oldies. x

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Fran and Stephento Ian's page on 12/09/2017

      Admire and respect what you do.

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Kate Irelandto Ian's page on 09/09/2017

      Good luck Ian x

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Mark Melvinto Ian's page on 08/09/2017

      Best of luck Ian.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Elaine Falkenbergto Ian's page on 08/09/2017

      $100.00

    • Donation by Kathryn Nguyento Ian's page on 07/09/2017

      Thank you for your work, Ian!

      $100.00

    • Donation by Jenny and Jimmy Desmondto Ian's page on 06/09/2017

      AWESOME - GO GO GO! Thank you for all you are doing!

      £30.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Carl Dalbyto Ian's page on 06/09/2017

      As always, your focus is an inspiration to all of us. Take care.

      £100.00

      + £25.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Amy Logueto Ian's page on 06/09/2017

      Hi Ian! Wish I could afford to give a bit more to the cause. Thanks for your efforts in Gorilla conservation!

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Tony Jonesto Ian's page on 02/09/2017

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jameela Freitasto Ian's page on 01/09/2017

      Best wishes for your marathon knuckle walk in aid of the world's remaining mountain gorillas. They're lucky to have you as a friend!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Katie Loseyto Ian's page on 01/09/2017

      Ever since meeting you at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival you've been an inspiration to me! Thank you for lighting a fire in so many of us, and sharing the value of the natural world .

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Daryl Barberto Ian's page on 27/08/2017

      Good luck

      £12.00

      + £3.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jemma Gto Ian's page on 26/08/2017

      Thank you for all that you do! <3

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Lottie Irelandto Ian's page on 25/08/2017

      Good luck Ian!!!

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Tillmann Lenzto Ian's page on 25/08/2017

      Important cause and thank you for all your hard work !

      £15.00

      + £3.75 Gift Aid

    • Donation by sheena isobel wilsonto Ian's page on 25/08/2017

      Thank you for all you do!

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anna Martinssonto Ian's page on 25/08/2017

      Best of luck Ian and our gardeners of the forest need all the assistance they can get, thank you for being their voice.

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Letizia Kto Ian's page on 25/08/2017

      Glad to support the gorillas. I am hoping to go see them next year.

      $100.00

    • Donation by Connie Schappellto Ian's page on 24/08/2017

      Thank you so much for the valuable work you are doing for these amazing creatures!

      $100.00

    • Donation by Steven Crossmanto Ian's page on 24/08/2017

      Good luck Ian and see you soon, Steve

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jane Grossto Ian's page on 24/08/2017

      Good luck

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Gwyneth Fraserto Ian's page on 23/08/2017

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sarah Claytonto Ian's page on 23/08/2017

      Thank you so much for doing this, and being such a remarkable and effective champion for many species, gorillas and elephants in particular. Your work makes a difference, and is really important.

      £70.00

      + £17.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Gary Simpsonto Ian's page on 23/08/2017

      Good luck on the day, it's an honour to contribute towards such a worthy cause.

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Haya Zommerto Ian's page on 23/08/2017

      Save the mountain gorillas !!!

      £50.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Ian's page on 23/08/2017

    • Donation by Donna Jonesto Ian's page on 23/08/2017

      Wishing you lots of luck on this special mission for our fellow cousins :)

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Rose Anne Mitchellto Ian's page on 23/08/2017

      I hope the shoulder holds up ok!

      £50.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Shirley & Frank Aungto Ian's page on 23/08/2017

      Thank you for your huge effort Ian, for saving gorillas!

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Amanda Hendyto Ian's page on 23/08/2017

      Your amazing, well done

      £30.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Andrew Stoneto Ian's page on 23/08/2017

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Ian's page on 23/08/2017

      £5.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Greer Bullockto Ian's page on 23/08/2017

      In memory of Digit x

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Julien Crowtherto Ian's page on 22/08/2017

      A worthy cause, Ian - we visited some of the projects in 2014 on our trip to Uganda. Good luck with the run!

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Margot Raggettto Ian's page on 21/08/2017

      Lovely to see you on Saturday Ian! Good luck with the run xx

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Ian's page on 21/08/2017

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Frank Lomasto Ian's page on 19/08/2017

      Good luck on your Gorilla walk Ian, my donation is given in memory of Digit.

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Melanie Bennto Ian's page on 17/08/2017

      Such a great cause and a sterling effort. I hope the weather is kind on the day!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Carol Cookto Ian's page on 17/08/2017

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Leanne Marshallto Ian's page on 17/08/2017

      ❤️

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Shirley Stedmanto Ian's page on 16/08/2017

      Such a brilliant cause. Good luck.

    Charities we're helping 1

    • The Gorilla Organization

      The Gorilla Organization

      With just over 1000 mountain gorillas left in the world and three subspecies now critically endangered it is vital we do everything we can to save gorillas from extinction. We protect them from poachers, safeguard their forest home and help local people conserve the environment. Will you join us?

    Events we're doing 1

      • 16Sep

        Great Gorilla Run

      • Running / marathons