Friday, October 30, 2009

'Beauty and the Beast' way to boost support for orang-utan

Kota Kinabalu: An Orang-Utan Awareness Week (November 9-15) will see a fresh UK "beauty and the beast' idea to jolt support for Sabah's beastly icon.

The beauty is Hayley Bagnall who sacrificed a lucrative London corporate social responsibility consultant job to inspire a permanent future for our famous "Man of the Forest" - the orang-utan.

Packing all the youthful zeal, Hayley will mount an assault on Mt Kinabalu on November 8-10, slot herself into a full orang-utan dress once she reaches the summit that is Low's Peak, gather all climbers she can rally around her to unfurl a large banner to launch the week-long campaign!

"The aim is to raise awareness and raise vital funds to help support the work of the Orang-Utan Appeal UK here in Sabah," explained Hayley in her new role as the Appeal's Liaison Officer.

The Orang-Utan Appeal UK, founded by businesswoman Sue Sherwood, has been working hand in hand with the Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre since 2002.

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