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Suzan's 100 Miles for Elephants

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BENEFITING: Tusk

EVENT DATE: Sep 17, 2014

Suzan Angelini

THE STORY:

In September I will be travelling to Kenya and walking 100 miles with Samburu tribesman across the wild Leroghi Plateau to the Kirisia Hills to raise funds to support the Space for Giants organization (Tusk is US partner) who are spearheading a critical anti-poaching initiative. The money raised will fund employment, training, equipment and salaries for the community anti-poaching scouts in the Laikipia region, home to one of Africa's last free-ranging elephant populations.

One elephant is killed every 15 minutes for it's ivory - approximately 100 a day.  At this rate they will be close to extinction in less than 10 years.  Elephants are vital to the eco-system and suffer dreadfully from this genocide.  Many are killed in horrific ways and die long and painful deaths.  Elephants, like humans, grieve for their dead.  Many baby elephants are left orphaned and die.  When an elephant is poached and killed, the whole herd suffers from the loss as they form close, lifelong relationships with their family members.  They are vital to the eco-system and without them all wildlife will suffer.

Local communities are trying desperately to protect them and you can help through ME.  Please give your support, no donation is too small and be a part of saving these wonderful animals for our next generation.

You can also donate offline by contacting me directly.  Your help is greatly appreciated.  Thank you for caring - no donation is too small.

ABOUT ME

I visited Kenya 2 years ago with my family.  I have always been a big cat lover and still am but when we came across a herd of around 50 elephants, after spending hours watching these wonderful animals I became hooked.  To be able to see these animals in their natural habitat and witness their behaviour and how they interact with each other is truly amazing.

Since then I have made numerous posts on Facebook, donations, adopted 2 elephants at the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi (www.sheldrikwildlifetrust.org) in an effort to spread the word and help the struggle in saving them. I have always been frustrated not being able to do more.

Last year (September 17th) I underwent major back surgery after being bed-bound for weeks.  In January it came to my notice of this wonderful opportunity to be able to really do something in the fight against poaching.  When I saw that this event was due to commence September 17th, the anniversary of my surgery I felt like it was meant for me.  It has given me the strength and determination in giving myself a goal to heal.  This walk will be tough but with the help and support of friends, colleagues and fellow animal lovers it will make each mile that much easier.

NEVER SHOULD WE LOOK BACK AND SAY.....

I SHOULD OF HELPED THEM WHEN I HAD THE CHANCE.

 

ABOUT TUSK

Tusk is the US partner for Space for Giants which is an international conservation charity in the UK and Kenya.  Space for Giants vision is to develop models of conservation that enable people to support and sustain populations of large mammals and the natural landscapes they depend on.  They do this with a holistic and integrated action plan that includes;

1) Preventing poaching of Elephants

2) Mitigating human-wildlife conflicts

3) Securing space

4) Training the next generation of conservationists

All funds raised will go to Space for Giants (via Tusk) for their anti-poaching efforts in Kenya.

 

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$10,430

MONEY RAISED
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  • Peter Crisson

    $100

  • Theresa Webb & Crisson & Hind Gallery

    $100

  • Patricia Matthews

    $100

  • Vivek Daswani

    $100

  • Kevin & Joan

    $200

  • Phil and Clare Kidd

    $100

  • Kim and Ian Shaw

    $100

  • Gary and Marti Ziegelbauer

    $100

  • John & Victoria Smith

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Gregg and Kiddy Garrett

    $200

  • Renee Marshall

    $100

  • Jane Harrison

    $100

  • Janet and Shag

    $50

  • Jade and Dany

     

  • Donna Wiseberg

    $50

  • Karen & Ken

    $100

  • Papa J

    $100

  • Casey & Kevin

    $50

  • Kiran & Ravee Nandwani

    $151

  • Matt Gammon - Imagine Africa

    $20

  • Jerri Zimmerman

    $20

  • Topper & Melanie

    $200

  • Karin & Willy

    $200

  • Angie & Medhi

     

  • Kenny & Naomi

    $50

  • I & I Fitness

     

  • Mel + Ian + Jake + Olive

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Steve Skidmore

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Nancy & Ed

    $200

  • The Petrelluzzi Family

    $100

  • Jenny, Mark and Liam

    $50

  • Beverly & Sean Larkin

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Big Amanda

    $250

  • James Mansfield

    $100

  • Joh Denis

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • JP & Claudia

    $100

  • Geoff & Evie

    $200

  • Celia Brayshaw

    $50

  • Buzz and Sue

    $100

  • Terri and Snowy

     

  • Savannah, MacGregor, Colin Kristensen

    $300

  • Chris Farrell

    $100

  • Gary and Muriel

    $100

  • Caroline

     

  • Dr. Lowell Hughes

    $100

  • Eva Jean and Maelle

    $100

  • Scott & Beth Facchetti

    $300

  • Geoff and Lauren

    $150

  • Karen & Steve

    $100

  • Julia Lillington

    $100

  • Indru & Aroon Dadlani

    $200

  • Terri Walkington

    $200

  • D Fagone

    $100

  • Diane Scott

    $50

  • "Cut some rug" Gil

    $100

  • Another nature, world and elephant lover xxx

    $100

  • Marla

    $20

  • Toya Louw

    $20

  • Dimitrios jimmy Tsitsiris

    $100

  • Jimmy Tsitsiris

    $100

  • Ting and Jeff

    $100

  • Billy and Areti Alogiannis

    $100

  • Jessica Steele

    $50

  • Colette & Arthur

    $50

  • Carrie & Gordon

    $50

  • Max & Nitya Daswani

    $500

  • Jean-Pierre & Vero

    $50

  • Cindi Frye

    $50

  • Noel McDonagh

    $50

  • The Steyns

    $100

  • Alwani

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Jan & Gary

    $30

  • Manely Family

    $100

  • Great Lolo

    $200

  • Kevin & Lena

    $100

  • Norman & Su

    $100

  • Ellen Simpson

    $50

  • Sam & Skippy

    $100

  • Sally & Ricky

    $100

  • Mark, Angie & Samantha Sollinger

    $100

  • Carmen

    $25

  • Kim & Zoe Logan

    $100

  • BJ - Lotterie Farm

     

  • Kira

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The SRIGGS & SIMPSONS

    $100

  • Jill Steinke

    $20

  • Ed & Nancy

    $100

  • English Jean - Irish Kevin's Key West

    $19

  • Virginia and Pim

    $50

  • Caroline Fox

     

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104% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Caroline Fox

Caroline Fox

4 years ago

Virginia and Pim

Virginia and Pim

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

English Jean - Irish Kevin's Key West

English Jean - Irish Kevin's Key West

DONATION: $19

Hope all went well and you had an amazing time doing the walk (after detoxing) 4 years ago

Ed & Nancy

Ed & Nancy

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Jill Steinke

Jill Steinke

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

The SRIGGS & SIMPSONS

The SRIGGS & SIMPSONS

DONATION: $100

WAY TO DO IT SUZAN..... 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Go Suz 4 years ago

Kira

Kira

Yo go girl! ;) 4 years ago

BJ - Lotterie Farm

BJ - Lotterie Farm

Good luck in this wonderful cause 4 years ago

Kim & Zoe Logan

Kim & Zoe Logan

DONATION: $100

May the rains fall softly on your face....the winds blow lightly behind your back and until we see each other again - may Jah hold you in the palm of his hand - bless your for caring so much dear friend Suzan - and proving it too. Bless up!! 4 years ago