All the staff at the Colobus Trust would like to say a huge thank you to all who have helped and supported us in 2009. Whether you’ve bought a bridge, adopted a Colobus, become a member or sponsor or given your time and energy to our cause, we would like to send our heartfelt thanks to you! You enable us to carry on our work here in Kenya to save the Colobus monkey and it’s habitat!
I would also like to say a huge thank you to the staff at the trust. They work so hard and always with a smile!
Wishing you all Happy Holidays and all the best for 2010!
Below: Some of the staff and volunteers at the trust
Last night when I checked our blog, I had to look twice and then rub my eyes just in case I was not seeing right. Alas, I was and the US 1,000$ donation that appears on this blog is indeed only part of a donation from Apenheul Primate Park in the Netherlands.
We were approached a while ago by Constanze Melicharek from Apenheul who will be visiting us in March and when he said that Apenhaul would like to donate a total of $2,200 to the Colobus Trust, you can imagine how excited we were. Last year as you know was extremely difficult and although we are still barely scraping by, there have so many new and exciting partnerships and we are only in February. Let’s cross fingers Kenya can hold it together and all of us can get on with all the necessary work we need to do…
Apenhaul Primate Park has been in operation since 1971 and I think the quote by Baba Dioum on their website sums up so much what we all believe:
“In the end we will conserve only what we love.
We will love only what we understand.
We will understand only what we are taught.”
I would like to also say a big thank you to all the people who have been dedicated supports to the Colobus Trust for so long. Every dollar counts and it means so much to have individuals donating because we know that it comes out of your own hardwork and savings. A big thank you to Pirjo, Anthony, Susan, Wanda, Sheryl and Colleen who have been here for us throughout. And anyone else whom I have not mentioned. I also want to thank residents of Diani like Chip Mitton and many others whom the Trustees have turned to in times of crises. We will be publishing our first newsletter of the year in the next couple of weeks so watch this space…