Sydney Brothers Daniel and William Clarke nominated for National Pride of Australia Medal
Daniel and William are up for a second award for their incredible efforts and need your votes!
Online PR News – 23-September-2012 –Having recently been awarded the NSW Pride of Australia Medal (Environment) for their incredible efforts in raising awareness of the plight of Critically Endangered Orangutans of Borneo and Sumatra, Daniel and William Clarke have now been nominated for the National Pride of Australia Medal.
The inspiring brothers, Daniel (16) and William (14), have been on a quest to save the orangutans of Borneo and Sumatra for over five years, despite Daniel having cerebral palsy and being mostly confined to a wheelchair.
The Pride of Australia Award Ceremony will take place on Saturday 27 October 2012, with the ‘People’s Choice Award’ category being voted for by the people of Australia. The winners of this award will be able to nominate $10,000 to a charity of their choice.
The courageous brothers have already raised $650,000 for the endangered orangutans, and have gained worldwide media attention for their inspiring efforts.
Daniel and William are calling on help from the public before voting closes on 8th October 2012. All votes count - please help the boys achieve their lifelong dream!
Click the link below to VOTE for Daniel and William Clarke in the National Pride of Australia Award 2012 at http://peopleschoice.prideofaustralia.com.au/environment.php.
Tears In The Jungle: A Children’s Adventure to Save The Orangutan, is self-published and can be purchased through www.tearsinthejungle.com. Money raised from the sale of the book is donated by Daniel and William to orangutan rescue, rehabilitation and release programs as well as habitat protection initiatives. To date, Daniel and William have protected over 12,300 acres of jungle through The Orangutan Project.
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“As our world grows increasingly interdependent, I look forward to working together to the benefit of our two nations, and to strengthening the bonds between our people”
“He is an inspirational young Australian”
“Their spirit of adventure and determination to help others is a wonderful example to all of us”
"It takes lots of young people like Daniel to get out there and help protect our fragile planet. Respect."
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