Daring dive for orangs

Daring DZG zoo keeper, Adam Wrench, will be taking to the skies to help us raise money for our Orangutan appeal.

The 27 year-old will be jumping from a plane 15,000ft in the air on September 1 to raise money towards our £800,000 target to build a separate outdoor enclosure for our four Bornean orangutans.

Adam, from Manchester, said: “I’ve always wanted to do a skydive and thought it would be a perfect opportunity to show my support for the appeal and raise as much money as possible for such a worthy cause, as this is something our orangs really need.

“Hopefully it will also encourage other people to do something to fundraise for the appeal too.”

Zoo Director Derek Grove, said: “DZG staff are always keen to go the extra mile for their animals and Adam is no exception with this fundraiser.

“Every penny raised through sponsorship will be donated to the appeal, but to reach our ambitious target and create a new enclosure for our great apes we do need help from supporters.

“We’ve produced a fundraising pack, which is full of ideas and helpful tips to help you raise your own funds, which can be obtained by contacting  andrea.marketing@dudleyzoo.org.uk for more details.”

It is hoped work will start on the new enclosure within three years and a totaliser, located adjacent to the orangutan house, will keep a running total of the raised funds.

To donate to Adam’s Justgiving page CLICK HERE.