Go Wild Gorillas

This summer, PwC is delighted to support Durrell's 'Go Wild Gorillas' campaign.

'Go Wild Gorillas' is a celebration of Durrell’s 60th anniversary. The campaign consists of a public art trail organised in partnership with Wild in Art, consisting of 40 brightly coloured, artist imagined, life-size gorilla sculptures, which will be placed across the island of Jersey and will lead people on a trail of discovery, not only to see the gorillas themselves, but the nature in which they are placed. This large scale community project will bring together art and conservation to help raise funds for Durrell, in particular it will mark the launch of their fundraising efforts to build a state of the art new gorilla house at Jersey Zoo. It will also play an important role in Durrell’s new strategy by encouraging more people to get outdoors and reconnect with nature. Durrell is aiming to better connect one million people to nature by 2025. Durrell’s event partner, Wild in Art, is an expert in the creation of mass participation art trails. By bringing artists, businesses, schools and communities together, Go Wild Gorillas will generate momentum and support to achieve Durrell’s aim to create a wilder, healthier and more colourful world for future generations.  

What part have PwC to play?

Acorn Enterprise's Gaia, sponsored by PwC

We have arranged to be matched to local community group Acorn Enterprises in supporting them as they design a smaller young gorilla, which they have now completed and named 'Gaia', which is Greek for 'Earth Mother. From 9 July, this younger gorilla is on display at the Beresford Street Kitchen in St Helier. Can you spot her?

Meanwhile, Jersey artist, Abi Overland, puts the final touches to her 'Gorillas in the Mist' themed sculpture, fondly named 'Fossey', in recognition of primatologist Dian Fossey and her strong conservation efforts. Fossey's location will be revealed very soon so keep an eye out for her on the Go Wild Gorillas trail.

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'Gorillas in the Mist' by Abi Overland

Go Wild Gorillas event

Save the date

Thursday 25 July

Go Wild Gorillas Launch Event

27 July – 14 October

Go Wild Gorillas Trail Live

1-4 November

Go Wild Gorillas Goodbye Get Together
See all the gorillas together for one last time at Jersey Zoo

WEDNESDAY 6 November

Grand Gorilla Auction
A spectacular evening event where our glorious gorillas are sold at auction

Contact us

Chris van den Berg

Director, Fiduciary, PwC Channel Islands

Tel: +44 7700 838308

Steven Le Prevost

Director, Financial Services, PwC Channel Islands

Tel: +44 7781 129632

Abigail McDermott

Head of Marketing, PwC Channel Islands

Tel: +44 7700 838353

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