Thursday, 11 July 2013 09:12

Charity Auction at The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust HQ | 26th July 2013


UK Fisherman is delighted to bring you details of a charity auction organised by Gearing Up 4 Gorillas (G4G), which is being held at The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust HQ, Fordingbridge, Hants. All monies raised will pay for a Congolese teacher, their training and displays for the first ever Environmental Education Centre in Virunga National Park. Amonsgt the excellent list of auction prizes on offer is a ‘Gone Fishing’day (sea, lake or river) with Chris Yates.

Friday 26th July 2013
Tickets online:
Enquiries: Linda Nunn: 01725 553149 / 07801 531205
Tickets £10
Arrive from 7pm for 7.45pm start
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust HQ, Burgate Manor, Fordingbridge, Hants, SP6 1EF
Welcome drink & ploughmans
Superb African drummer Noah Messomo will open the evening
See the Pedal Powered Cinema in action as G4G launches
a brand new short film on Virunga National Park
Talk by Ian Redmond OBE
G4G in Virunga
Auction - Silent auction - Grand raffle

Environmental Education Centre

Virunga is home to the critically endangered mountain gorilla, along with other rare and endangered wildlife. There is currently little environmental education within the vast 8,500 km2 Virunga National Park. However, at Park HQ, Rumangabo, a small building is now destined to be the future Environmental Education Centre for the Park. Funds raised at the auction will pay the salary of a teacher, their training and for basic, interactive displays and materials for children to use at the Centre.

As part of a new environmental education programme being rolled out around Virunga, G4G delivered a pedal powered cinema to the Park in March 2012, generously funded by Animal Friends Insurance. Children at remote schools with no electricity, now have the chance to watch conservation films powered simply by a cyclist. The new Environmental Education Centre will soon give children the chance to explore the Park with a ranger, see the gorilla orphans at the Senkwekwe Centre and learn all about Virunga’s fabulous wildlife.

  • Meet Ian Redmond OBE
  • First showing of ‘Virunga – Earth’s Great Heritage’ shown with the pedal powered cinema
  • G4G’s work in Virunga
  • * Auction * * Silent auction * * Grand raffle * Trustees thank all the generous donors who have given items for auction. Items are still being received and include:
  • Original gorilla painting by Mouth & Foot artist David Cawthorne
  • Original watercolour ‘The Emperor above the Exe Cleave’ - Clare Shepherd
  • ‘Gone Fishing’ (sea, lake or river) with Chris Yates
  • Your own caricature – Danny Byrne
  • .22 rifle tuition – beginner or advanced – R Burden
  • Unique Congolese shirts
  • A stunning Goldmajor amber pendant from The Silver Grove, London
  • Wildlife Photography Tuition – Wessex Wildlife Photography
  • Original cartoon –
  • ‘A Walk on the Wild Side’ with Colin Elford
  • Horse riding lesson, Aart Noordijk; Hamper from Carnica Bees
  • and more...

Gearing Up 4 Gorillas (G4G) works to conserve the critically endangered mountain gorilla in Virunga National Park, DR Congo, through providing funds and equipment to the rangers whose job it is to protect them.

Source: Gearing Up 4 Gorillas

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