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New Patron for Bees for Development Trust

Published 11.Feb.2010, 9:49pm

Sting

Bees for Development Trust is pleased to announce Sting as a Patron of the Trust. Musician, actor and activist, Sting is a long time supporter of human rights organisations such as Amnesty International and Live Aid and, along with wife Trudie Styler, founded the Rainforest Foundation in 1989 to protect both the world's rainforests and the indigenous people who live there. We believe his involvement with Bees for Development will help highlight the Trust’s work in promoting sustainable beekeeping methods and livelihoods amongst some of the poorest communities in the world.

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Andy
8.Dec.2012 12:48pm [ 1 ]

Brilliant most appropiate choice..

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