May 14, 2019

Sister Sledge to perform at the Investec Wilderness Ball

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Durrell is delighted to reveal that disco legends Sister Sledge will perform at the Investec Wilderness Ball.

In aid of Durrell, the event will take place on Saturday 28th September 2019 at the Royal Jersey Showground from 5pm onwards. This spectacular evening will bring to life our vision of a wilder, healthier, more colourful world and will raise funds to rebuild diverse and resilient landscapes in which wildlife and people can thrive together.

Commenting on the event, Sister Sledge said: “In celebration of Durrell’s 60th anniversary, we are thrilled to be getting you all ‘Lost in Music’ at the Wilderness Ball at the Royal Jersey Showground this September. It is an honour to sing for a charity that strives to conserve and protect our precious environment, and we are looking forward to getting wild with you in the Wilderness!”

The Royal Jersey Showground will be transformed by the same team that bought you the Investec Rainforest Ball in 2017. Guests will be immersed in amazing technicolour, highlighting the vibrancy and beauty of our natural world and a whole evening of entertainment will unfold to celebrate our wild and wonderful planet. In addition to an exclusive performance from Sister Sledge, guests will enjoy dance and music acts that will take them on a journey of discovery; a journey that shows the power we all have to heal the planet and protect both people and wildlife.

Dr Lesley Dickie, Chief Executive of Durrell said: “The Investec Wilderness Ball will be a bold and bright celebration of everything that Durrell strives for. We believe that every time the world loses a species it loses a little colour. However, we want to show that people can make a difference and the evening will showcase the natural beauty and diversity of the world we live in.”

She further commented: “We are so grateful to Investec for their ongoing support following on from the success of The Rainforest Ball in 2017 which raised over £220,000 for our work with Sumatran Orangutans.”

Commenting on their sponsorship, Brendan Stewart from Investec said: “Investec is delighted to be sponsoring the 2019 Wilderness Ball, we are a strong supporter of Durrell and their amazing conservation work globally. Together we share the same values and interest in the environment, conservation and education. The last ball was a wonderful success and we are excited to be a part of it bringing it to fruition again. It will be a fantastic event for both Jersey and Durrell.”

The night will start with a vibrant drinks reception followed by a three course meal inspired by flavours from around the world. The evening will be hosted by our newest ambassador, naturalist, explorer and TV presenter Monty Halls.

Tables for this incredible evening are £5,000 for ten people (over 18s only). There are limited tables left, so to book your place ASAP please email zoe.hotton@durrell.org.

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