28 July 2010 (London, UK) – Organisers of the inaugural London Poker Festival have confirmed that its Victory Poker charity tournament will be dedicated to raising money for the Murry Foundation charity, a non-profit organisation which campaigns for the welfare of children and animals and the regeneration of ecosystems across the world.
The Murry Foundation’s projects include the reclamation of land for endangered animals in South Africa, an Aids orphanage in Ofcolaco, South Africa and numerous international animal rescues.
In its most recent initiatives, the charity has embarked on Operation Congerilla; a bid to save some of the world’s last remaining Silverback gorillas, and the development of a school for children, many of whom were child soldiers in a country ravaged by civil war.
The celebrity poker event, which will be hosted by Victory Poker at London’s Fox Poker Club on September 22, will help to raise much needed funds for the charity which derives only 2% of its donations from fund raising events and activities. According to Dan Fleyshman, CEO of sponsor Victory Poker, “Athletes, models & poker celebrities such as Antonio Esfandiari and Phil "Unabomber" Laak will be on hand to raise money for the charity."
Luke Trotman, Head Trustee of The Murry Foundation, explained, “As Head Trustee, I have travelled extensively with The Foundation which concerns itself with animal and child welfare and the regeneration of ecosystems.
“While many of the projects are not domestic, I believe that once you have witnessed the vulnerability and innocence trapped within such violence and instability it is impossible to ignore the reality that our help is needed outside our countries and familiar communities.”
More details concerning participants and the date of the Victory Poker celebrity event will be released in the coming days. For more information on The Murry Foundation, please visit www.themurryfoundation.com.
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