Emmanuel de Merode

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Virunga Foundation
The Virunga Foundation supports the work of Virunga National Park, the UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the last of the world's critically endangered mountain gorillas. The Foundation plays a key role in conservation of the park's wildlife, as well as in helping to build peace and stability in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo.

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I'm running the London Marathon for Virunga

Fundraiser: 
Emmanuel de Merode

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/VirungaMarathon

This year, I will be running the Virgin Money London Marathon raising money for Virunga National Park. We are aiming to raise an ambitious $1 million to help secure the future of the park. We are already halfway there, thanks to the generous support from The World We Want Foundation to match every donation you make. 
This marathon appeal is dedicated to the rangers of Virunga. Their continued commitment to the park in the face of ongoing dangers inspires me every day. The funds we raise in this campaign will be used to start an endowment fund for Virunga, which means that your money will continue to support the park’s rangers for many years to come after you donate.
There has never been a moment where your donation could make quite as much of an impact on the future of the park - every donation you give will keep helping Virunga for years to come.

This year, I will be running the Virgin Money London Marathon raising money for Virunga National Park.

We are aiming to raise an ambitious $1 million to help secure the future of the park. We are already halfway there, thanks to the generous support from The World We Want Foundation to match every donation you make

Just three years ago I was left fighting for my life when I was ambushed and shot in an assassination attempt. I was extremely fortunate to have survived, and to be able to resume my work for Virunga. The incident could have ended very differently, and many of Virunga's rangers have not been so lucky.

This marathon appeal is dedicated to the rangers of Virunga. Their continued commitment to the park in the face of ongoing dangers inspires me every day.

The funds we raise in this campaign will be used to start an endowment fund for Virunga, which means that your money will continue to support the park’s rangers for many years to come after you donate.

There has never been a better moment to donate to Virunga - every donation you give will keep helping Virunga for years to come.

US donors can make a tax deductible donation via the Virunga National Park website, here.

Recent donors

23.03.17 All the best with keeping the park great and safe!

23.03.17 My dream is to see the gorilas one day.

23.03.17 Here's to fast feet and strong legs - all of the very best!

23.03.17 Thank you for dedicating your life to save wildlife.

23.03.17 Thank you for your dedicated sercice to Virunga!

23.03.17 Best of luck! A truly worthy cause. Lest we forget.

23.03.17 Visited Rwanda and the mountain gorillas last summer. Most amazing experience in my life. Would love to visit Congo next. You are doing an amazing job, sir.

23.03.17 It was an honor to meet you, Emmanuel de Merode, in Los Angeles when you received your award (together with Anthony Caere). I was struck by your humbility, your engagement, your love for your work and, last but not least, your smile. Bonne continuation!

23.03.17 I visited Virunga after being inspired by Emmanuel and the other Rangers' stories told in Orlando von Einsiedel's documentary. They are heroes and I am so thankful for their courage and dedication to protecting one of the most amazing places on earth.

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23.03.17 What a great cause. Wish I can do more. We need to save our gorillas ❤

23.03.17 You do such important work for conservation, the gorillas and the planet.

23.03.17 The world needs more people like you

22.03.17 Keep up the good work you do at the Park. God Bless!

22.03.17 Love you and your work Emmanuel! Good luck and run like the wind!

22.03.17 Merci pour tout. On 't aime beacoup. Tu es mon plus grand hero. Koen, Kinshasa

22.03.17 Very pleased to be a part of your amazing challenge! Here's hoping the target is reached. All the very best of luck.

22.03.17 Thank you for helping these incredible rangers and their families who live to protect the most amazing animals on earth..

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22.03.17 I'm broke as hell but I still need to help fam

22.03.17 What an inspiration this man is. A cause like this needs heroes and Emmanuel certainly fits such a description.

22.03.17 Thanks for your amazing job!

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22.03.17 Emmanuel is a great human and an inspiration - the rangers are incredible people who have my utmost respect and admiration.

£55,197.76

Running total

Target:
£405,000.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£60,995.59
Total donors:
444
Last donor:
MartinS
23.03.17  
Offline fundraising:
£14,744.44
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