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Great Gorilla Raffle 2011 winners announced
12 October 2011

The Gorilla Organization is delighted to announce the winners of the 2011 Great Gorilla Raffle, the annual fundraising event that continues to generate thousands of pounds to support frontline conservation and poverty reduction programmes in Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo.


The draw was made at the Gorilla Organization's London office by executive director Jillian Miller and fundraising officer Kym Dhudwar. The first prize was £1,000, with a second prize of £500 and a third prize of £100. The results of the raffle are:


1st Prize: Mrs C Brown from Stourport-on-Severn. Ticket number 053973

2nd Prize: Mrs P Watson from Northampton. Ticket number 048560.

3rd Prize: Mrs H Johnson from Hemel Hempstead. Ticket number 059111.


"This year’s raffle raised  £17,582  - a fantastic amount!" says Kym.


"It is through your generous support that the raffle was such a great success, and will allow us to continue funding our projects in Africa to not only save the last remaining gorillas from extinction, but also help protect the gorilla habitat. Thanks so much to everyone who took part this year!"


To see the Gorilla Organization's conservation through development projects in action, visit the field staff's blog on Wildlife Direct.


Picture caption: Gorilla Organization executive director Jillian Miller (left) joins fundraising officer Kym Dhudwar in drawing the winning raffle tickets.








for further information or photographs contact:

David Hewitt, Communications Manager
The Gorilla Organization, 110 Gloucester Avenue, London, Nw1 8HX
Tel: 020 7916 4974
Mobile: 07801 971123