Staff help raise £200 to pro­tect rare an­i­mals

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

AN ASH­FORD-BASED com­mu­ni­ca­tions agency has raised al­most £200 for The Aspinall Foun­da­tion, to help its con­ser­va­tion of rare an­i­mals, such as the Su­ma­tran rhino, Cape buf­falo, ocelots, pythons and go­ril­las.

Dur­ing the year each mem­ber of Quan­tum PR’s 14 staff par­tic­i­pated in fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties such as dress-down days and yoga classes.

Char­lie Vava­sour, Quan­tum PR manag­ing di­rec­tor, pre­sented a cheque for £195.96 to Robert Bout­wood, di­rec­tor of fundrais­ing projects at The Aspinall Foun­da­tion.

Mr Bout­wood said: “We are very grate­ful for Quan­tum’s sup­port. Work­ing in con­junc­tion with Kent wildlife parks Howletts and Port Lympne, we will use the money to help pre­vent the ex­tinc­tion of some of the rarest and most strik­ing an­i­mals in the world.”

More than 1,000 an­i­mals and 90 dif­fer­ent species are cared for at the parks, at­tract­ing an es­ti­mated 400,000 vis­i­tors a year.

Mr Vava­sour said: “We are re­ally pleased to sup­port the tremendous en­vi­ron­men­tal and eth­i­cal pledges of The Aspinall Foun­da­tion.

“The char­ity’s in­cred­i­ble work is recog­nised na­tion­ally and is a credit to the area. I am proud of the ef­forts of all our staff and look for­ward to next year’s chal­lenge of rais­ing even more money.”

Quan­tum PR manag­ing di­rec­tor Char­lie Vava­sour, right, presents a cheque to Robert Bout­wood, left, di­rec­tor of fundrais­ing projects at The Aspinall Foun­da­tion

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