Do you love music? Are you the kind of person who still buys CD’s, collects back catalogues, concert ticket stubs, and all the information you can get your hands on about your favourite bands? Or is that just me?
Well, if this pretty much sums you up, you can now use your love of music to do good, instead of using it to cultivate dark, obscure, and potentially violent thoughts (cos that’s what happens when your listen to the rock and roll, impressionable youth of today), and help save some of the most remarkable human beings on the planet.
The Thin Green Line is a fabulous charity organisation that champions the Park Rangers of various reserves and national parks across the globe, providing support for them and their families as they carry out the highly dangerous and sometimes fatal yet necessary task of protecting the wildlife that reside in their parks from poaching, illegal deforestation and the like (I am assuming this is something you also care about if you’re interested in the impacts of palm oil consumption on the environment.)
Their mission statement:
“To provide vital support to Park Rangers on the frontline of conservation, predominantly in developing nations and conflict zones. Protecting the protectors of the world’s wild places – The Park Rangers – along with their families and the communities in which they work, is a critical conservation concern.”
There are many ways you can support The Thin Green Line, but I’ve chosen the Rocker’s Raffle. This is backed by some of my all time favourite artists, including Gotye, (who I assume you would have heard of if you have even been in the vicinity of a popular radio station in the last year), and they have quite the selection of prizes up for grabs.
First Prize is a Signed One off Guitar,painted by Indigenous artist Colin Wright, and signed by Gotye, Led Zepplins John Paul Jones, Crosby Stills And Nash, Wolfmother, Earth Wind & Fire,Trombone Shorty, Sublime and Rome,John Butler and many more!
Dude!!!Want!!! I’d be happy to just donate to be honest, but the promise of such a unique and valuable prize is too great for me to ignore!
Tickets are $2o each, or if you want to get a little more involved, you can buy a pack of ten tickets to sell to friends, family, people in your Chem tutes or just lovely generous strangers.
The Raffle will drawn on the 7th of September, with all proceeds going to the Rangers! Huzzah!
To learn more or to donate you can visit there website, or head to the Rockers Raffle Page. Although maybe you should just donate, cos if you buy a ticket then I’m less likely to win that beautiful guitar!*
*I’m just joking, please enter the raffle!