A big thank you from Borneo

Orangutan Foundation staff have sent a thank you message from Borneo to all those who helped to raise awareness and funds during Orangutan Awareness Week. thank-you-oaw-2

In particular, thank you to All Things Wild, who ran a Primate Week and hosted a talk by Cathy Smith from Orangutan Foundation. After the talk Cathy said "it was wonderful to meet people who had been out to visit or volunteer for the Orangutan Foundation in Borneo but it was also great to talk to many new and interested people, who turned out on a cold and wet November evening!".

Rickshaw Travel helping to raise awareness and funds for orangutan Foundation.

Thanks also to Rickshaw Travel for raising awareness all week and organising their own ginger bake off in aid of the Orangutan Foundation. Thanks to Sunnyside Primary School for going orange and to our dedicated member Steph Brown for her chocolate fundraiser.

The deadline has now passed for the Great Orangutan Bake Off #GOBO competition but thanks to those who entered. We will reveal the star bakers once our judges, Patrick Aryee and Ian Cumming have made their decisions!

Finally, save the dates!  29 November to 2 December. Your donations will be doubled through the Big Give Christmas Challenge and will help us to protect orangutan habitat.

Thank you!

Orangutan Foundation

Thank you for going orange for orangutans!

We have so many people to thank for joining in with this year's Orange for Orangutan Day.  So far we have raised nearly £7,500 for our 'Protect Me and My Tree Appeal' and this matches last year's total, but the money is coming in daily so we hope to raise much more! Here are a few photos from the various orange themed events that took place. We really appreciate everyone's efforts and their generosity.  Also, it's not too late to help - please make a donation and help us to reach our target of £15,000. Thank you Lorraine G and Tal B for your donations. Pam Swan organised a cappucinnos and cookies party and with her friends raised over £200.

Pam Swan -cookies and Cappuccinos

Pam even provided her dog Jake with an orange scarf so he could join in!

Pam’s orange day raffle

The raffle offered loads of prizes!

Pam’s cookies

Pam's husband was in charge of the cappuccinos and serving the cookies (all baked with non-palm oil ingredients of course!).

Another one of our super members, Jacha, organised a dinner party for 40 people and raised over £1,000!

Jacha’s dinner party

Jacha's dinner party with fabulous orangutan images on the walls.

Jacha’s dinner party

Orange for Orangutan Day 2009!

Happy Orange for Orangutan Day! Here's a snapshot of what's been going on in aid of our orange cousins!  Orangutan Foundation London office -going orange

Orangutan Foundation office, Elly, volunteer Peter (in wig), Ashley and Kristina  going orange! 

Today - watch the TV game show, Countdown,  on Channel 4 - Rachel Riley the show host's assistant is wearing orange to raise awareness about orangutans!

Rachel Riley - Countdown

Rachel Riley -going orange!

Le Pain Quotidien are supporting us once agin by having collections throughout their London stores and all staff are wearing orangutan stickers!

Crussh juice bars are donating 50p from every freshly squeezed orange juice.

 G-wiz with orangutan

G-wiz - on it way to Cambridge

 Trevor in Cambridge

 G-wiz and its larger taxi friend in Cambridge -both raising awareness about orangutans.

G-wiz, the electric car lent us a bright orange car last weekend. Trevor Wright one our amazing ambassadors spent his weekend in Cambridge raising funds and awareness for orangutans and their rainforest home.

National Geographic Kids magazine and the National Geographic store helped us to celebrate Orangutan Awareness Week with an  children's orangutan activity day and a poetry competition.  Charlotte Uhlenbroek judged the competition and Anthony Browne, the Children's Laureate, came along on Sunday 8th to award the prizes and talk to the participants.

Read the winning poems  

orangutan in tree

Thank you Bonnie D and Nicole D for your donations this week. All money raised will towards our Protect Me and My Tree Appeal - please support us!