Saturday, September 26, 2015

Henry Back Home, Attends 'Durrell Wildlife' Charity Ball



Surprise!

Henry sure likes to keep us on our toes.. or really he's just a busy charity ambassador.

For the third time this week (1/2) he's at a fundraising event, this time on his home island of Jersey.



Tonight he's attending Durrell Wildlife's "The Glorious Ugly Bug Ball:"

"The Ball will celebrate the life of our late Founder, Gerald Durrell, in what would have been his 90th birthday year.

VIP guests will enjoy a champagne reception, a three course dinner, an auction and dancing to well-known band Inside Job.

The event aims to raise £100,000 for Durrell so that it can continue its global mission to save species from extinction."


As you know Henry represents the charity, fundraising for them last May at the Siam Cup as well. He also has his own page at cavillconservation.com, where you can buy some really cool gear or adopt his Gorilla family in support of Durrell.


"We're thrilled that our Ambassador Henry Cavill has swooped into Jersey to attend our 'Glorious Ugly Bug Ball'. Here he is looking as dapper as ever with Durrell's Press Officer, Rosalie.

We're celebrating the life of our late founder, Gerald Durrell, tonight, in what would have been his 90th birthday year. The fact that Henry is part of this celebration makes it even more special.

If you had the chance to chat to Henry, what would you ask him? Tell us - we might just ask him your question!"


ASK YOUR QUESTION AT THIS LINK ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE.


heidininalewis: "Durrell Ball with Henry Cavill #superman #manofsteel #manfromuncle #uglybugball #jersey #durrellwildlifepark."








SophieWols: "Served Superman dindins #Jersey #HenryCavill #Woah"


@MurrayNorton: "Lovely night fundraising for @DurrellWildlife with #HenryCavill £100k raised. Job done! #Superman."

Congratulations to Henry and Durrell Wildlife for a successful fundraising night!

20 comments:

  1. This is wrong:

    "For the third time this week (1/2) he's at a fundraising event, this time in his hometown of Jersey."

    Jersey is not a town, in the same way England, Italy and Mexico are not towns. It is a country and an island belonging to the British Isles (but Jersey is not a part of the United Kingdom or Great Britain (it is very confusing)). St Helier is a city on the Jersey.

    "... on his home island of Jersey." is correct.


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    1. I have to correct my own error:

      "St Helier is a city on the Jersey" should read "St Helier is a city on Jersey." or "St Helier is a city on the island of Jersey. "

      I should learn to read what I've typed before hitting the publish button.

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    2. Going back and fixing previous posts. Thanks again for your comment, really appreciate it.

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    3. Anonymous, I just want to clarify, Jersey is NOT a country, it is a UK Crown dependent territory. Jersey has a separate relationship to the British Crown from the other Crown dependencies of Guernsey and the Isle of Man. But you are right in that it is not part of the United Kingdom, and has an international identity separate from that of the UK, but the United Kingdom is constitutionally responsible for the defence of Jersey.

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    4. I am the original Anonymous that started all this. You are right that Jersey is a UK Crown dependent territory and I could have typed, "It is a UK Crown dependent territory and an island belonging to the British Isles", but I used country because I thought it was an easier word for people to understand and hoped it would convey Jersey's separate identity from the rest of the British Isles (has lower taxes than Britain and its own coins, for example).

      No one writes or says "the UK Crown dependent territory of Jersey" except on really formal and official occasions. Everyone on the mainland says "the island of Jersey" or simply "Jersey".

      Staff writer, I hope you are keeping up with all this!

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    5. It's still not a country.

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    6. Regardless of how it is defined or what it is referred to as, Jersey is a wonderful place to visit and has some truly beautiful beaches and castles. I loved visiting it.
      Rebecca xxx

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    7. Are you actually fighting over what it's called? Really? Well then, take the Isle of Man for instance. It's an island but if you look it up in the web, it's called a state.

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    8. I am keeping track, and as an American it's all very interesting! - When is the quiz? :) Don't worry I will never ever refer to Jersey as Henry's "hometown." Ever. x

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    9. As a Brit, lets see if I can clarify:-
      Great Britain is the official collective name of England, Scotland and Wales and their associated islands. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (its full name) refers to the political union between England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The UK is a sovereign state, but the nations that make it up are also countries in their own right.
      The Channel Islands and Isle of Man are not part of the UK, but are Crown Dependencies.
      The British Isles is purely a geographical term – it refers to the islands of Great Britain and Ireland – including the Republic of Ireland – and the 5000 or so smaller islands scattered around our coasts. Remember this only refers to geography, not nationality, and while the Republic of Ireland is part of the British Isles, its people are not British – a very important distinction (especially to the Irish).
      Rebecca xxx

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    10. Yes as an American it is very interesting. We consider where we grew up our "hometown". Even though it may actually be a city. It's really just used in reference to where we were raised. It was not meant as a slight in any way I'm sure. As to the Isle of Man, all I can say is I'm proud to have a descendant, even if she's just a cat, a Manx...
      Henry is a special man. Even we Americans recognize that. He's a very generous and kind soul who hasn't let fame go to his head. I applaud him for that. I hope to visit London one day...maybe on vacation when my first book is published.
      LB

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    11. Your quiz question, staff writer, is (no phoning a friend allowed) :

      What is the price of an adult ticket to the Maritime Museum in St Helier?

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    12. You didn't say no googling allowed #technicality --> £9.15 *but* free if you're a member. Looks like a wonderful place.. on Henry's home island of Jersey! #quicklearner http://www.jerseyheritage.org/places-to-visit/maritime-museum

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    13. When I went to Jersey I went to the Maritime Museum and it was very informative. However, one should be aware that there are seagulls lurking nearby that snatch your ice-cream out of your very hand. And this is delicious Jersey ice-cream we're talking about. Heartbreaking!
      Rebecca xxx

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  2. How can i post a picture in the comments section?

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    1. You can link it or email it if you'd like and we'll add on the post with credit. henrycavillnews@gmail.com. You can also share it with us on FB or Twitter if you like. Our links are on the sidebar. Thank you so much.

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  3. Beautiful pics...and very successful night for Durrell Wildlife...
    Thanks Everyone & HCN
    Henry <3 <3 U
    KB10

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  4. I Met Henry at the ugly bug ball in Jersey as I am the guitarist in Inside Job, he his indeed a very generous person that took time to meet and chat with us , many celebs we have met are not so forthcoming ,great to see a Jersey boy keep his feet firmly on the ground and fly high at the same time

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    1. Hi! -- Thank you so much for sharing your experience after meeting Henry. He really is a very humble guy and it's so nice to hear that your band got to meet him and see that for yourselves. Have a great rest of your week.

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