Today (Thursday 5th October) a team of ten Durrell staff will undertake a skydive in St Aubins Bay to rise funds and awareness for the conservation charity’s work and in particular the plight of Sumatran Orangutans.
But hot on the heels of Jersey’s first ‘legacy week’ the team are also raising awareness of the importance of legacies to the organisation.
Discussing the sensitive issue Will Bertram, Fund Raising Officer at Durrell said, “Many of us take part in dangerous sports and activities and whilst we happily sign consent forms we don’t often take the time to actually consider what our signature actually represents. We thought that this skydive provided us with another opportunity to communicate the importance of having a current will which may contain a gift to a chosen charity.”
Gifts in wills, or legacies, as unexpected one off donations, are a vital source of income that can make a huge difference to both island and national charities. To help communicate this delicate topic Durrell has produced a spoof episode of Bergerac featuring John Nettles. The film can be viewed at http://www.durrell.org/legacy
If you would like more information on the skydive or to sponsor the team please visit www.justgiving.com/fallingfororangutans.