Tag Archives: Awareness

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!

Orangutan Awareness Week – join in!

This week is Orangutan Awareness Week – join us to raise awareness and funds for orangutan conservation.

This Thursday 12th is Orange for Orangutan Day – wear something orange or do something orange for the day – you can download posters or get more ideas from our website.

All money raised will go towards our Protect Me and My Tree Appeal – helping to keep orangutans that have been released in to the Lamandau River Wildlife Reserve in the wild, where they belong.

 orangutan in tree

Protect Me and My Tree!  Photo -Orangutan Foundation 

Do something for orangutans this week – spread the word, leave a message of support, join our pub quiz or make a donation!

A huge thank you from all of us at the Orangutan Foundation, in Indonesia and the UK.

Orangutan Foundation out and about in the UK

The Orangutan Foundation office, in the UK, has been actively ‘spreading the word’ at recent fundraising events. Last Friday we were invited to have a stand at Thomas’ Battersea School, London, summer fair. We are very proud to be Thomas’s Middle School’s chosen charity for the next two years. The turn out was great and there was a great buzz with children dashing around taking part in various fun activities.

Elly at Bristol Wildlife Fair

Elly from the office.

Last weekend Elly and I, from the office, travelled to Bristol, in the Southwest of England to man our stand at the annual Bristol Festival of Nature. In spite of torrential rain the turnout was very good and a lot of people took an interest in our stand!

Orangutan Foundation Bristol Festival of Nature

The Festival is incredible, an imaginative weekend of films, animal encounters, exhibitions, walks, talks, workshops and competitions for all ages and interests. Thank you to everyone who came along and said hello. We would also like to thank Matthew and Julie our fantastic volunteers who helped drum up interest!

Support our work by visiting our online shop for palm-oil free soaps & candles, soft cuddly orangutan toys and much much more….


Kristina – Project Co-ordinator