The Hell Butterfly

Project Spotlight #1

As of today, I’ve decided I would like to do a series of blog posts I’m calling Project Spotlight in which I essentially turn the spotlight on something amazing that is happening somewhere in the world. It may be sharing an amazing blog post I’ve found on my travels, a piece of happy news from around the world, or shining the light on a good cause.

So for the first edition of Project Spotlight I would like to turn your attention to a very good cause indeed.

A friend of mine, Richard Cook, is doing a charity skydive for Wild Futures on March 1st 2014. He will be dressed as a monkey as he falls from the sky in the name of charity. What a trooper.


The following is Wild Future’s Mission Statement. For anyone interested in learning more you will find the link above:

About Us – Mission Statement

At Wild Futures we are all too aware that flora and fauna around the world are becoming more endangered at every moment. For some species, it is too late – they are gone forever. The future of all that remains lies in our hands and the time to act is now.

Every species of plant and animal plays a vital role within our intricate and dynamic ecosystem; the eradication of any one species inevitably impacts on the survival of others. The protection of non-human primates is at the forefront of our work, following almost fifty years of working to protect primates from the abuses they face both in captivity and in the wild. By focusing on primates and their protection, we aim to ensure a wild and safe future for all.

Wild Futures is dedicated to:

  • Promoting the welfare and conservation of primates

  • Conserving and restoring natural habitats in the UK and abroad through funding support, education and sustainable practices

  • Working to end the trade in primates for any purpose and abuse of primates in captivity

  • Offering a home for life to primates in need of rescue and rehabilitation


Please donate to this worthy cause by clicking here and spread the word. It’s not every day a bearded monkey-man falls from the sky for money! I wish him luck – he’s a braver man than me. Anyone wanting to leave a message for him can do so in the comments below or on the donation page if you choose to donate something yourselves.


Remember: Charity is like Tesco’s – Every Little Helps.


If anyone has suggestions for future Project Spotlight ideas leave a comment below. The world is always grateful for good news.


5 responses

  1. Can’t wait, sounds a brilliant idea 😀

    November 17, 2013 at 9:38 pm

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  5. Reblogged this on jigokucho and commented:

    So the year is swiftly moving on already and with it comes Project Spotlight #1’s deadline. Time is running out and the target has not yet been met. So to emphasise the importance of Project Spotlight #1, I have chosen to reblog it now. Please take a look and donate if you can – it will be greatly appreciated!

    February 21, 2014 at 3:30 pm

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