Standard Bank staff are coming to the aid of the Durrell Orangutans and will be going to new heights in an effort to refurbish their enclosure at Durrell.
Durrell approached Standard Bank with a request for help to do some maintenance on the aerial runway and play area in the Orangutan enclosure. Last year bank staff tidied up the moat and cleared overgrown vegetation. This year they will be undertaking safety training and donning harnesses to climb up and carry out maintenance work on the poles and aerial ropeways.
Claire Reid, Head of Marketing and Communications said it was a natural progression following on from their 2012 project, ‘80 staff put in 420 hours last year to clear the enclosure floor and it seemed only natural that we turn our attentions to the aerial facilities. We are also hoping to catch a close-up glimpse of the new arrival, and I think there will be lots of staff eager to view the world from the point of view of an Orangutan. Durrell is a local organisation with a world-wide focus, just as Standard Bank is. Giving some of our time to help this important charity is essential as an employer and business in the community.’
The Standard Bank staff will be undertaking the maintenance work over four days, starting Tuesday, September 17th.