Charity packs punch

PUBLISHED: 11:12 24 August 2006 | UPDATED: 09:49 31 May 2010

Adam Murry, pictured right with Mr Collins

Adam Murry, pictured right with Mr Collins

FORMER boxing world champion Steve Collins was at Linton Zoo promoting a charity s campaign. The tough fighter went to the zoo with members of the Bill Jordan Foundation, set up earlier this year to protect endangered wildlife and improve the lives of orp

FORMER boxing world champion Steve Collins was at Linton Zoo promoting a charity's campaign.

The tough fighter went to the zoo with members of the Bill Jordan Foundation, set up earlier this year to protect endangered wildlife and improve the lives of orphaned children.

The foundation wants to buy up to 30,000 acres of land in South Africa to conserve animals.

Mr Collins said: "I've been involved for six months. It's a worthy cause and I'm fighting from their corner."

Chairman of the charity, philanthropic businessman Adam Murry, pictured right with Mr Collins, said: "If we don't get this land then it's likely it will be turned into a hunting ground. We need to raise £1 million to prevent this happening."

To find out more visit www.wildlifedefence.org

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