But the Antiguan Racer Conservation
Project is not the only good cause in the world. With every
conservation project fighting for its share, raising money
is a hard battle. Luckily, this particular project has a secret
weapon. She is called Gail Thacker. Although she has never
even seen an Antiguan racer, the snake could not survive without
What does she do? She's a bit like
Robin Hood, but without the bow and arrow or the criminal
record. Armed with only a computer, printer and telephone,
she persuades people to donate large amounts of money to conservation
projects that are desperate for funds.
The project cannot rely on just one
person to raise all the money it needs. All the partners help
to raise funds. They produce leaflets asking for donations,
hold raffles and organise fundraising events.