Staff help raise £200 to protect rare animals
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