Marlow tiger charity offering trip of a lifetime

Marlow tiger charity offering trip of a lifetime

Marlow tiger charity offering trip of a lifetime

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A TIGER-lover from Marlow has announced the latest star-studded event in his campaign to save the threatened species.

Simon Clinton launched charity Save Wild Tigers in 2010, and has drawn support from high profile celebrities such as Joanna Lumley, Brian May and Jimmy Choo.

The initiative stages large-scale events to pull in funds and raise awareness of the plight of the wild tiger, which could face extinction in less than a decade.

And in October, the Chapel Street charity is running the Eastern & Oriental Tiger Express  - a journey of a lifetime through the tiger’s historic habitat in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

Mr Clinton said: "In 1900, there were believed to be 100,000 wild tigers in the world. Today there are fewer than 3,500 across 13 countries.

"With a constant threat of poaching and a decrease in habitat, this majestic species could be extinct in less than 10 years if we don’t act now.

"We have worked very hard to develop inspiring opportunities for the wild tiger in 2014. With a number of unique and exciting events planned throughout the year, we hope to continue to gain support for our campaign on an international level from ambassadors and politicians to celebrities and the general public.

"The more support we can achieve the more chance we have to Save Wild Tigers."

Tickets are now on sale for the trip which takes place between October 2 and 6 on the famous Eastern and Oriental Express rail route through Southeast Asia.

The journey includes a night at Raffles Hotel, a stunning Gala dinner, a tiger-art exhibition at the Eastern and Oriental Hotel in Penang and a stay at the Mandarin Oriental.

And the centrepiece of the four-day trek is a gala dinner at the five-star Majestic Hotel in Kuala Lumpar where guests will mix with royalty, ambassadors and international celebrities at a drinks reception and black tie dinner.

Prices start from £2960. For tickets and information, visit www.easternandoriental.com/tiger www.savewildtigers.org or call 01628 498492.

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1:15pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Bartholomew HuckleBerry says...

When do the the tigers get saved then? This sounds like another socialite crowd funding scheme to fund and host lavish, cocktail and dinner parties with politicians and celebrities. If the politicians really cared about the tiger then they will not need excuses of partying together at these exclusive events to save them. They have the means and the funds to do it now. All this malarkey is a farce and just another mean to fund the high-life socialite crap ! At a price tag of £2960 it seems that only a rich person can save the tiger whilst eating out Raffles and Mandarin Oriental. A poor person will have to do with looking at one in a zoo or one being saved on Discovery Channel by people running around in tuxedos and evening suits and dresses.
When do the the tigers get saved then? This sounds like another socialite crowd funding scheme to fund and host lavish, cocktail and dinner parties with politicians and celebrities. If the politicians really cared about the tiger then they will not need excuses of partying together at these exclusive events to save them. They have the means and the funds to do it now. All this malarkey is a farce and just another mean to fund the high-life socialite crap ! At a price tag of £2960 it seems that only a rich person can save the tiger whilst eating out Raffles and Mandarin Oriental. A poor person will have to do with looking at one in a zoo or one being saved on Discovery Channel by people running around in tuxedos and evening suits and dresses. Bartholomew HuckleBerry
  • Score: -2

5:27pm Tue 11 Mar 14

pennman says...

At least he's doing something. What are you doing?
At least he's doing something. What are you doing? pennman
  • Score: 0

7:12pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Bartholomew HuckleBerry says...

Bartholomew HuckleBerry wrote:
When do the the tigers get saved then? This sounds like another socialite crowd funding scheme to fund and host lavish, cocktail and dinner parties with politicians and celebrities. If the politicians really cared about the tiger then they will not need excuses of partying together at these exclusive events to save them. They have the means and the funds to do it now. All this malarkey is a farce and just another mean to fund the high-life socialite crap ! At a price tag of £2960 it seems that only a rich person can save the tiger whilst eating out Raffles and Mandarin Oriental. A poor person will have to do with looking at one in a zoo or one being saved on Discovery Channel by people running around in tuxedos and evening suits and dresses.
He is conning people. It is not something that I like to do or will do ! To save a tiger, it takes long-term commitment and a drive and passion. Mingling with Jimmy Choo at extravagant Raffles and Mandarin Oriental for one night only in your tuxedo and just giving away £2960 does not constitute towards saving a tiger.
Why don't you go and party with the celebrities and let me know when you spot a tiger being saved/chased !
[quote][p][bold]Bartholomew HuckleBerry[/bold] wrote: When do the the tigers get saved then? This sounds like another socialite crowd funding scheme to fund and host lavish, cocktail and dinner parties with politicians and celebrities. If the politicians really cared about the tiger then they will not need excuses of partying together at these exclusive events to save them. They have the means and the funds to do it now. All this malarkey is a farce and just another mean to fund the high-life socialite crap ! At a price tag of £2960 it seems that only a rich person can save the tiger whilst eating out Raffles and Mandarin Oriental. A poor person will have to do with looking at one in a zoo or one being saved on Discovery Channel by people running around in tuxedos and evening suits and dresses.[/p][/quote]He is conning people. It is not something that I like to do or will do ! To save a tiger, it takes long-term commitment and a drive and passion. Mingling with Jimmy Choo at extravagant Raffles and Mandarin Oriental for one night only in your tuxedo and just giving away £2960 does not constitute towards saving a tiger. Why don't you go and party with the celebrities and let me know when you spot a tiger being saved/chased ! Bartholomew HuckleBerry
  • Score: 1

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