The Jersey Gorilla

Will has been working as a volunteer for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust for 3 1/2 years…

During this time he has built a strong relationship and grown a certain affection for some of our closest relatives, in their care… the gorillas…

The Gorilla House at Jersey Zoo, houses 5 Western Lowland Gorillas, 1 Silverback, 3 females and 1 new baby…

But the home for his friends is in need of an update to meet the needs of its majestic residents…

The estimated cost of the required renovations is likely to be in the region of £4m…

So Will decided to see what he could do to help… 

He had the idea to collect sponsorship money, running as the Jersey Gorilla, with no previous fundraising or marketing experience…

Before long the Jersey Gorilla had amassed a social media following of 8,000 people, raising £32,425 by running over 700km in just under 10 months…

But at a rate of 4.7p a meter (£47 a km) the Jersey Gorilla’s race is not run, just yet…

Over the next 12 months, he will be running his first ultra-marathon while aiming for a personal best in the Jersey marathon and training for the next stage of his journey as the Jersey Gorilla…

Taking the first step on the next stage of his epic journey, as part of his Conservation is a Marathon tour, he will be taking part in his first global Rewilding site marathon in Assam, India!..

Wear Your Belief followed the Jersey Gorillas journey in 2019 and felt compelled to support him in 2020 and beyond. Profits from sales of our Jersey Gorilla Merchandise go directly into funding the upgrade of The Gorilla House at Jersey Zoo… So if you want to support this brilliant cause, follow the link below…