Help Daniel Fly

A project by: Alice Owen


WE RAISED £3,591

from 62 donors

This project received pledges on Thu 20 Apr 2017
2 years, 4 months ago

One of the things that Daniel told me about his life was how he learned to love wildlife. Please watch this short video and share it with anyone who loves Kenya and its beautiful wildlife.

I’ve made it as a way of saying thank you to all of you who have donated and spread the word about Daniel’s dream.

This website expires at the end of the day tomorrow, but I will continue to update you via email and on Facebook so please look out for our news. Thank you for believing in the cause, clicking and donating. All for now. Alice.

2 years, 4 months ago

Daniel Zuma Can't stop thanking all of you who by any chance and means you do help by either donating or sharing to friends! Promise you your donations won't be lost instead will be used in the protection of the elephants and other wildlife species which we lose them day by day through poaching:: thank you all! Looking forward for your last minute donations! Cheers all

Daniel posted that on my Facebook page this morning so thought I'd share it here as well. Alice.

2 years, 4 months ago

I would like to thank everyone who has already donated to support my efforts to help Daniel Fly. I have just come back from Kenya after an amazing time filming with Daniel and the rest of the team at Rukinga Wildlife Sanctuary.

We spent many hours walking through the villages with Daniel showing us what life is like there. We also walked the streets of Maungu where it was 33 degrees C and we were able to capture what it is like to live in the dusty truck town.

From a rock above you can see the expansive area of wilderness below and how it  surrounds the scattered roofs.

Then we drove round the wildlife sanctuary - mainly in the afternoon hours once the heat had reduced. Many of the animals come out to graze and drink at this time.

But you have to be quick to capture them on camera. In the acacia-commiphora thickets, it is hard to find any clearings and the animals don't hang about waiting to be photographed - except maybe the giraffes - which sometimes seemed to parade in front of the cameras like models on a catwalk.

We also visited a very special place - a small rocky mound in the middle of the sanctuary that affords one "the view of the world".  From here one can watch the sun setting over the Marungu hills. It is also a place where Daniel and I went to remember our dear friend Rob - who as some of you may know, was helping Daniel to achieve this impossible dream.

From October 2016, Rob also helped me plan and develop the making of this film.  It is unfortunate he won't be here to see it completed, but I am happy to announce that I will be making the film in his memory.

Rob flew away on the 3rd March 2017 having helped prepare Daniel to fly. Please help Daniel complete the final stage of this journey - to get a pilots license. I have received many pledges, but not enough to set the ball rolling so I am making this final appeal. There are only four days left to make a donation via this link so please donate today.

I will continue to post updates on my Facebook page once this page expires. I believe that Daniel will fly. I hope you do too.

Thank you.