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27 Jan Take part in the Durrell Challenge 2016 and win Henry Cavill’s first car

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Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust launches the ‘The Durrell Challenge 2016’, a 13k road race held in Jersey, Channel Islands, followed by a family entertainment day at Durrell Wildlife Park on 15th May 2016. Durrell ambassador Henry Cavill will also be running. Besides that, Henry provided his first car for the raffle.


Have a fun day out whilst raising funds for Durrell Wildlife Park. Can you #DoitforDurrell?

On May 16, there will be a 13k road race starting in St Helier and finishing at Durrell Wildlife Park. After the race there will be plenty of entertainment at the park including being able to meet with the keepers learn more about conservation, see the animals and for runners and their families an opportunity to experience unique pop up stalls showcasing the best Jersey has to offer. All in the beautiful settings of Durrell Wildlife Park. A VIP tent will be open on the day for sponsors, prize winners and high achieving fundraisers.

The organizers encourage all those taking part to raise money for the chosen charities, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and Cavill Conservation, who both benefit Durrell Wildlife Park directly. All entrants can set up their own Just Giving fundraising page here

There will be raffle tickets on sale at Durrell for the chance to win a unique prize of Henry Cavill’s first car. This was his pride and joy when he bought it in 2002 after the success of ‘The Count of Monte Christo’. The car is a Silver Peugeot 206 Grand Tourism 3 door hatch back with 33,000 miles on the clock. The log book is registered in Henry’s name and has only been driven around Jersey. It has been kept undercover and serviced regularly.





and read the official press release below:


The Durrell Challenge 2016 with Henry Cavill
Sunday 15th May 2016

Durrell is delighted to announce the launch of The Durrell Challenge 2016, together with the support of its ambassador, Henry Cavill.

The event will take place on Sunday 15th May and will include a 13K race from St Helier to Durrell Wildlife Park in Jersey. There will be plenty of entertainment at the Park after the event, including talks with the keepers, and the chance to learn more about conservation and the animals at Durrell.

Durrell Wildlife Park will be open to all runners, their families, Durrell members, and visitors. Unique pop-up stalls will also be on site to showcase the best Jersey has to offer. To purchase tickets please visit Henry Cavill in his role as an Ambassador will be spending the day at Durrell.

Lee Durrell, Honorary Director of Durrell, believes this will be an important day for Durrell. She said, “We are fortunate in having an Ambassador who has become a household name, of course, but we’re doubly blessed because Henry is truly committed to the Durrell cause of saving species from extinction. He will inspire everyone he meets that day to back us. We are enormously proud of this ongoing partnership, and all of us here are deeply appreciative of Henry’s dedication to and hard work for Durrell.”

The event aims to raise much-needed funds for Durrell so a special VIP invite is being extended to sponsors, prize-winners and high-achieving fundraisers.

These guests will have access to the VIP tent where Henry will be based for most of the day. There will be food, a bar and live entertainment from some of Jersey’s top talent.

Henry Cavill said, “Regardless of what Lee says, I feel that I am the fortunate one, to be involved with so many dedicated people of such exceptional mind. I look forward to seeing you all there in May.

For further details of how you can support this event please go to

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