Today local MP Sheryll Murray visited the Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary, near Looe, to donate two First Class Railway tickets on behalf of First Great Western.
Each year Great Western Railway gives MPs two tickets to donate to a charity of their choice. This year, Sheryll Murray MP presented hers to Wild Futures’ PR and Fundraising Officer, Sarah Hanson, to aid them in their aim to highlight the plight of the monkeys.
The team at the Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary plan on using their tickets to enable them to travel to events in London where they are able to raise awareness of the problems that monkeys face.
Sheryll Murray MP is hosting a Protect Primates Campaign event in Parliament in February on behalf of the RSPCA. The campaign, which is run by a coalition of animal welfare groups including the RSPCA and Wild Futures, is calling for a ban on the keeping of primates as pets.
Sheryll said “I hope that Wild Futures’ are able to use these tickets to further their aim to help monkeys, whether they are in the Sanctuary or still in need of help. I would like to thank Great Western Railway for their kind donation and I know that the Sanctuary will make best possible use of these tickets.
“I feel it is important to remember the monkeys at this time of year when the Sanctuary itself is closed to the public but the monkeys still need cared for. The Monkeys need feeding and looked after all year round. I would like to thank everyone who works so hard at the sanctuary to do this.”