Update on May 10, 2013
We've hit 500!! This is amazing! Anyone fancy trying for 1000?
Just want to give a massive thank you to everyone who has pledged so far, you are really making all the difference, especially if you have shared this page with friends or even donated.
And if you didn't realise you could, then click here (http://www.causes.com/actions/1750003-save-gorillas-from-the-brink-of-extinction?open_dialog=inviter) to invite friends to the page, or click here (http://events.gorillas.org/personalPage.aspx?registrationID=441487) to sponsor my run - the fastest way to making the biggest difference!
Speaking of the run, I've been getting myself geared up (I know it's in September, but I want to be prepared). Here's a sneak peak of my first time in the gorilla suit:
Maybe if we reach 1000 pledges I'll upload some more photos of me in character..
I also wanted to stress just how much this cause means to me. Yes, I think it will be a lot of fun running around London as a gorilla, but more importantly I really want to do all I can to make a difference to their lives, and I can't do this without all of your help. To me gorillas have always been these 'gentle giant' figures, magnificent and powerful and even noble, and when I found out that there were so few of them left I was horrified.
If we do nothing, then who do we blame when in 5 or 10 or 20 years there are none of them left? I for one, couldn't bear to see that happen. So pledge, and share, and help us fight for the gorillas.