Hailsham zoo keeper to scale three mountains to raise funds

A Hailsham woman will climb three of Britains highest mountains in 24 hours to raise money for the world’s most endangered monkey the Sulawesi Crested Black Macaque on Saturday (July 5).

Jodie Dryden, 24, who works at Drusillas Park in Alfriston will attempt to conquer Scotland’s Ben Nevis (1344 metres) and Cumbria’s Scafell Pike (978 metres) before finishing at the summit of Snowden in Wales (1,085 metres) early Sunday morning (July 6). During the gruelling Three Peak Challenge, Jodie will be joined by nine other keepers from five UK zoos - Paignton, Newquay, Dudley, Howletts and Marwell. All of the keepers work with Sulawesi macaques and hope to combine their efforts to raise an estimated £2,000 for the Selamatkan Yaki, a conservation project that aims to protect the monkeys and their forest habitat.

You can sponsor Jodie and the keepers by visiting their Virgin Money Giving Page at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserPage.action?userUrl=Selamatkan.Yaki&pageUrl=2