HOPE FOR WILDLIFE GALA DINNER

Agents of Change

Hong Kong Tatler - - Faces -

Renowned pri­ma­tol­o­gist Jane Goodall was the guest of honour at the Hope for Wildlife gala dinner hosted by Project C:change, the Ele­phant So­ci­ety and the Jane Goodall In­sti­tute Hong Kong at the Is­land Shangri-la. She was joined by Daniel Ole Sambu, a Maa­sai tribesman and con­ser­va­tion­ist who at­tended on be­half of Kenya’s Big Life Foun­da­tion. The evening, which built on the suc­cess of the Out of Africa gala dinner of the pre­vi­ous year, was em­ceed by artist and ac­tivist Sean Lee-davies, the founder of Project C:change. Sean hosted a fire­side chat with Jane and Daniel, and guests were treated to a mov­ing ren­di­tion of Michael Jack­son’s Heal The World by Grammy-nom­i­nated African-amer­i­can singer Howard Mc­crary and the Hong Kong-based Vi­enna Boys Choir Academy Con­cert Choir. A live auc­tion and raf­fle raised HK$1.5 mil­lion for the Jane Goodall In­sti­tute, the Big Life Foun­da­tion and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust for Ele­phants.

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