You can’t miss Georgia Nanscawen on the hockey pitch – not just because of her fine form, but also due to her fiery mane. It’s the latter attribute that saw the 22-year-old’s selected as an ambassador in 2013 for The Orangutan Project (TOP), as part of the “Redheads for Redheads” campaign.
“I’m very proud of my red hair,” says Georgia. “It’s something that makes you stand out on the hockey field, but I also cop a little bit from my teammates, they always have a little bit of a laugh and a joke about it. So when the opportunity to jump on board with TOP came about I was thrilled to take it.”
Orangutans in Borneo and Sumatra are increasingly under threat, as the growth of palm oil plantations decimates their habitat. It’s an issue Georgia was aware of long before her work with TOP.