Monday, 26 April 2010
As some of you know I've been very busy helping with the launch event for HAWCS. It's an amazing charity which aims to prevent endangered species from going extinct. Have a little read of this press release I prepared earlier. If it sounds like your thing then please feel free to buy a ticket or make a donation, I'll be eternally grateful if you do. If you don't I curse you to a life of Primark wearing and Lambrini drinking.
Habitat and Wildlife Conservation Society (HAWCS) launches on Friday 14th May 2010. HAWCS is a registered charity believing that without the preservation of habitat there is little point to conserving a species. HAWCS aims to promote the intrinsic value of wildlife and its habitat. It is the hope and belief of HAWCS that we can help in preserving the rights of the indigenous human and animal population to co-exist as they have for generations in a sustainable manner.
A fundraising launch evening will take place at The Place Hotel, Ducie Street, Manchester Centre. Guests will be greeted by the charities patron Katherine Kelly, Coronation Street’s Becky Granger. Music will be provided by Angie Brown and Manchester’s very own soul singer Victor Haynes, plus flame-haired Celtic rock-out soul songstress Mirren Leask. During the evening fundraising events taking place include a raffle with prizes such as £500 worth of medical aesthetic treatments, special occasion hair and make-up from Bricktop Salon worth £400, dinner for two and Manchester UTD memorabilia plus many more. We are also proud to display a unique Photographic Exhibition by Kirsteen Leask, providing an insight and understanding of Habitat and Wildlife that HAWCS, with your help, strives to protect and conserve.
HAWCS first overseas project is based on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. Sumatra possesses a rich biodiversity of mammallia that are endemic to this island and an exclusive list of species that are under the threat of extinction. This threat is due to extreme exploitation of Sumatra’s natural resources. Illegal logging, mining and deforestation for the plantation of Palm Oil tress have seen 80% of Sumatra’s natural forest already destroyed.
Just some of the species which are endangered and facing extinction include; Sumatran Tiger, Sumatran Elephant, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Sumatran Sun Bear, Hairy-nosed otter, Malayan Tapir.
HAWCS aim to work both within the UK and the Indonesia island of Sumatra to develop education programmes for UK and Sumatran school children, educating the importance of protecting endangered species and conserving biodiversity. The charity will fund visits to UK based zoos who are involved in conservation projects in the wild. HAWCS have established links with a Swiss charity PanEco who have an established medical quarantine centre for the rehabilitation of displaced wild Orang-utan back into the wild. HAWCS will strive to work with the Indonesian Government of Sumatra and along with other NGOs to discuss the protection and conservation of their National Parks.
If you would like to purchase tickets or see any further information regarding the event please go to Hawcsevents.com