‘Going Ape’ for local animal charity

Jordon Mack from Uckfield based International Animal Rescue plans to run Brighton half-marathon dressed as an orangutan

International Animal Rescue is a charity dedicated to the conservation of orangutans and other endangered wildlife.

Member Jordon Mack is in training for next year’s half-marathon and plans to run the race dressed as an orangutan! He’s training on the streets of Uckfield in his costume on Monday nights, after work at the charity. Colleagues are joining in the training, but dressed in more conventional running gear.

Although he has only been with IAR for a couple of months, Jordon is fully committed to the charity’s work protecting endangered animals and their habitats. “IAR does such amazing work saving suffering animals and restoring them to health,” he says. “I feel proud and privileged to be part of it. Everyone at IAR is so grateful to the people who make our work possible by donating and raising funds and it dawned on me that I could do my bit too. I have set up a Justgiving page for people to donate and I’m also hoping to raise more awareness of International Animal Rescue by wearing an orangutan costume with an IAR running vest over it. I can’t deny that it does make running quite challenging but I’m hoping that I’ll get used to it and by the time of the half-marathon it will come completely naturally to me!”

Jordon is fundraising for the charity, you can donate here