Student to run half marathon for gorillas!
Updated: Aug 9, 2021
" ... a plant-based diet is the single biggest thing we can do to protect not only the animals, but our environment, our health and ultimately our future."
Teo explains why he decided to get involved …
“After picking up running at the start of the first lockdown, I’m now fortunate enough to be able to run a half marathon (or I like to think so at least). Given that the virtual Bath Half on 13-14 March coincides with my birthday weekend, doing it seems a no-brainer. I want to use this opportunity to raise funds and awareness for the Pole Pole Foundation in their mission to conserve the Eastern Lowland Grauer’s gorilla in the South Kivu region of the D R Congo since their main source of income, tourism, had stopped due to the pandemic.
It was Diane Harrison – owner of The Eating Gorilla Vegan Café in Gwynedd, North Wales that inspired me towards this cause. I thorougly share her vision that a plant-based diet is the ‘single biggest thing we could do to protect not only the animals, but our environment, our health and ultimately our future’ and appreciate her donating all profits from the café’s
‘Be More Gorilla’ themed merchandise towards the same goal.
Thus, this year I’m kindly asking anyone who would like to, to make a donation towards my cause – it would really make my birthday and mean the world to me helping save such unique beings. Your support is much appreciated! 😊”
You can support Teo’s run here. Thank you! 🙏🙂