On 27th September 2013, Jacha was privileged to be a part of a Hope 4 Apes gala dinner in the Savoy Hotel hosted by Sir David Attenborough. the evening was organised by Ape Alliance.
Guests enjoyed a champagne reception followed by an a la carte dinner in the Lancaster Ballroom, live music, a celebrity auction and mingled with the world’s leading wildlife film and media professionals and ape conservationists. Jacha donated some of his work for the auction.
Ape Alliance and the Great Apes Film Initiative brought the skills of alternative energy pioneers Electric Pedals and their Pedal Power Cinema to the Savoy, demonstrating the cinema system using the power of a humble bicycle to project an excerpt of the groundbreaking 3D documentary film “The Last of the Great Apes”.
Hope4Apes at the Savoy raised over £44,000 on the night. Funds raised, along with £12,000 in sponsorship will fund a further 6 Pedal Power Cinema units to go to Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda and Indonesia and a further five education outreach projects with the Hope4Apes committee.