Youth Raise Money for Snow Leopards

Jenkin's fundraiser
Three boys from the UK recently raised money for snow leopards. Nine-year-old Sonny Jenkin did a sponsored sea swim while his 5-year-old brother Fynn and their friend, Fabian Giltsoff, sold homemade pizza on their local beach in Budleigh Salterton, Devon.

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Mom Heather Jenkin tells us that Sonny is very passionate about helping endangered animals. At age 5, he raised money for jaguars and last year for red pandas. This year he chose to sponsor snow leopards. When asked why, he answered, ” they are beautiful animals, and I love the pattern on their fur. I decided to raise money for them because they are endangered, and I feel very sorry for them. They are being murdered by poachers, and that needs to stop!”

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So, as Heather said, “Sonny swam far out into the sea between 3 buoys”, with the encouragement of his family. As he swam, they chanted “swim for the snow leopards Sonny!”

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We at the Snow Leopard Conservancy would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the boys for their  ingenuity and generosity. They are, indeed, an inspiration. We must all remember to “keep swimming” to help save the snow leopard and all precious wildlife species with whom we share this planet.

 

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