Singers to aid monkey sanctuary
SINGERS are going to the rescue of a flood-hit sanctuary for sick and injured monkeys.
The Lost Sound chorus will perform a concert of contemporary music to raise money for the primate welfare charity Wild Futures.
Their flagship project, the Monkey Sanctuary near Looe in Cornwall, was badly hit during last November's flooding.
The popularity of monkeys as pets is driving up demand for the charity's rescue and rehabilitation work.
Lost Sound director and singing teacher Sandra Smith said: "We were moved by the Monkey Sanctuary's plight and keen to do our bit to help."
Wild Futures was dealt a series of blows last year. A poor summer hit visitor numbers, and then the sanctuary near Looe suffered thousands of pounds of damage after heavy rain flooded the main building, including the education centre.
Staff also had to come to terms with the loss of Pepper, a 10-month-old capuchin, who died after contracting tetanus, which experts believe may have been linked to the floods.
The concert will be on Saturday, March 23 at 7.30pm in St John's Hall, Bridgetown, Totnes. All the proceeds from ticket sales and a raffle at the concert will be given to Wild Futures.