Orangutan Awareness Week

Thank you to everyone who took part in Orangutan Awareness Week 2016 which ran from Monday 7th to Sunday 13th November. No matter what you did, little or big, it all makes a difference.


‘The Great Orangutan Bake Off’

Ian Cumming, finalist of the Great British Bake Off 2015 and Patrick Aryee, Orangutan Foundation Patron and wildlife television presenter judged our Great Orangutan Bake Off 2016 competition.

Here are the winning cakes...


Adult’s Category

1st Prize – Caroline Richardson

‘Here's my deforestation themed entry for the bake off - adult category. The cake is 100% vegan & free from palm oil. I made the orangutan, tree stumps and logs from a raw blend of almonds, prunes and cocoa.’


Great Orangutan Bake Off 2016 Winners

2nd Prize – Grace Pearce, 3rd Prize – Sarah Croucher



Children’s Category

1st Prize - Isabelle Head, aged 6

‘Isabelle has said to tell you that it is a mummy Orangutan with 2 baby orangutans and that she checked before designing it that plain M&Ms (featured in the decoration) are palm oil-free (She does know that orangutans don't normally have twins, but decided that one could be adopted...)’


Great Orangutan Bake Off 2016 Winners

2nd Prize – Shafira Sabrun, aged 11, 3rd Prize - Georgia Gill, aged 12 




A big thank you to WWW.EXPERIENCEDAYS.CO.UK for their donation of a £50 voucher as a prize and thanks to MUMSNET for helping to spread the word!


Orangutan Awareness Week takes place every November to draw attention to the challenges faced by the critically endangered orangutan and their rainforest home. The week also encourages people to support orangutan conservation. To achieve the widest possible UK participation, the Orangutan Foundation names one day of each Orangutan Awareness Week as Orange for Orangutan Day© – a time then groups and individuals can demonstrate how much they care, by adding orange zest to everyday life.

Past ideas have included cake sales, orangutan-themed tea parties, dressing in orange, and even bathing in baked beans… so the sky really is the limit!

Join in, get others to follow your lead, raise vital funds and have some fun at the same time. The money raised will protect the habitat of the critically endangered orangutan.



Download our Ideas and Fundraising pack below!

Download our Ideas and Fundraising pack! 



Orangutan Conservation

Find out how Orangutan Foundation is working towards a future for orangutans, forests and people.

Orangutan Tours

Adopt an Orangutan

Support the return of orangutans back on their slow journey back to the wild by adopting an orphan orangutan.

Adopt Wenda at Care For The Wild

Online Shop

Buy from a range of books, artwork, cards, toys and t-shirts to help support the Orangutan Foundation.

Olivia the Orangutan Cuddly Toy

Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a legacy is the greatest gift you can give us as it provides a secure resource for our crucial work.

Leaving a lasting legacy