Welcome to the G4G Website

Gearing Up 4 Gorillas (G4G) is a registered charity based in Dorset, southern England.

G4G is the only UK charity that focuses 100% on the conservation of the rare mountain gorilla in Virunga National Park, eastern DR Congo, through providing funding and equipment to the rangers whose job it is to protect them.

Join us in helping provide what the rangers need and make a real difference to the future of the mountain gorilla. Whilst the mountain gorillas may be many miles away, G4G has proven that practical assistance can be directed to where it really matters - to the rangers at the sharp end.

Two competitions!

Are you an aspiring artist? Perhaps an amateur writer or poet?

Gearing Up 4 Gorillas (G4G) offer two competitions for all ages, from anywhere in the land.

Both are intended to encourage artists and writers/poets to use the work of G4G as inspiration and to send in their work with a chance to win £500!  Click the links below to see the details:

You can enter as many times as you like and/or enter both competitions. Amateur artists and writers of ages are welcome.

In January 2020, trustees will announce the winners of both competitions and will look to publish the final stage art and written entries in a booklet to help promote the work of G4G.

Good luck!

A Tribute to Robin Budden

G4G lost a valued friend on 11th August 2018, when G4G trustee Robin Budden passed away unexpectedly.

Robin was a hugely gifted artist, illustrating natural history books for many years and undertaking commissions. His work was so intricate and extraordinarily detailed, that his drawings were often mistaken for photographs.

Robin could also paint a very vivid picture with words. He could often be heard recounting stories of encounters with the wildlife he loved so much. There was a very special place in his heart for gorillas, supporting G4G’s work as a dedicated trustee for over fifteen years.

It is in memory of our trustee and friend Robin Budden, that G4G offers these competitions.

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