Firm shows it cares with a bit of monkey business
A DESIGN company has taken a primate onto the payroll.
Mr Monkey, a capuchin, won't be swinging by their Tamar Science Park premises, though.
The creature is instead enjoying life at Wild Futures' Monkey Sanctuary. Real Fusion is the first business to adopt a resident at the Looe charity since the scheme was launched last year.
Mr Monkey was rescued by the Looe charity when his owners emigrated to Portugal and had to leave him behind.
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Unlike the UK, Portugal has outlawed the keeping of primates as pets.
Mr Monkey was troubled by self grasping and over grooming due to his time kept as a pet.
"He now leads an active social life with his monkey friends at the sanctuary," a spokesperson said.
Hayley Dann, head of income generation at Wild Futures, said the charity was under great financial strain and needed more help then ever due to increased demand for their rescue services.
"We are over the moon to have Real Fusion on board as our first corporate adopter," she said.
"It is a fantastic mutually beneficial scheme and we hope that more businesses get involved."
Justin Smith of Real Fusion said Mr Monkey was just right for the company because he was "a ball of energy".
"We are proud to support the work of Wild Futures and be linked to such an innovative and green thinking charity," he said.
Giving back was important to the company, he added.
Real Fusion has also been working with Wild Futures on developing event brands.