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George Earnshaw

George Earnshaw
George Earnshaw

Borneo fundraiser

Sunday, 16 April, 2017

George’s mother, Lesley Earnshaw, runs a Twitter account for the two of them which they use to keep track of wildlife news. They spotted Steve Backshall and his wife Helen Glover’s ‘Saving Kinabatangan #Race4Borneo’ fundraising mission on their Twitter feed, and George decided to ask his family for donations instead of Easter Eggs, and his friends to donate a ‘golden nugget’ to the cause if they could.

George tells WLT it just grew from there “After just two days I had raised £50! I got the support of my school and they allowed me to ask my classmates for their help and supported me in my year assembly.

“My mum and dad asked the people who they worked with for help and I wrote to neighbours and family. My school also let me run a ‘Name the Orang-utan’ competition at lunchtimes to raise more. After four weeks, I was able to donate £700 to the cause.”

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