14 Nov 2014

November is here, which means another successful Go Orange for Orangutans campaign is over (until next year).

We would just like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part. The support has been amazing!

Your donations have been making their way in and we are thrilled to tell you that we have managed to beat last year’s total and raise over £16,000.

That’s at least 1,600 trees that will be planted in Borneo by HUTAN, our partners. This won’t be an easy task for the team working out in the field and will involve a lot of work. But the difference it will make will be huge, as they will be able to create new orangutan habitat.

Learn more about orangutan habitat and why it’s so important to their survival here.

Overall we received Go Orange registrations from…

…48 schools and colleges, 

dowson primary schoolDowson Primary School 

Brimrod Community Primary School Brimrod Community Primary School

“The children are so excited and keep chanting, ‘We can plant 11 trees!!’ We have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in this fund raising event and it has really enriched the children’s experience after their visit to the Zoo.” Zaira, Brimrod Community Primary School

Fernhill Primary School Go OrangeFernhill Primary School

Mid Cheshire College
Mid Cheshire College

16 businesses,

aaron partners LLP bake offAaron & Partners LLP Go Orange bake off and virtual tree raised £474.05 

Intermarketing Go Orange
The very orange looking team at Intermarketing

Carat Go Orange
Carat in Leeds strike an orangutan pose!

Sykes Cottages'
Sykes Cottages’ pumpkin carving competition

Hillyer McKeown
Hillyer McKeown

Coach House Chester Go OrangeCoach House Chester

26 groups & organisations,

Reaseheath Conservation SocietyReaseheath Conservation Society

87 individuals…

Amaal & friends Go Orange 

Hannah Go OrangeFriends Amaal, Alexandra, Phillip and Hannah raised £228.28 from their Go Orange bake sale

“Amaal really enjoyed helping with the fundraising and would love to help in any further projects you are organising.  We visited the Zoo for the first time and she did a couple of the encounters.  It is a great zoo.  Keep up the good work.” – Hayder (Amaal’s Dad)

And one band!

Junebug performing at Chester Zoo
Junebug performing at Chester Zoo

Even though October is over the fight to protect orangutans and their habitat will continue!

One company who have just started their fundraising campaign is The Chalk Bag Company who create and sell novel alternatives to climbing equipment. Over the next 12 months the company will be selling their orangutan-shaped chalk bags with all proceeds coming directly to our Go Orange for Orangutans campaign. So big thanks to the team for their support!

The Chalk Bag Company
The Chalk Bag team at Chester Zoo

Thank you to everyone who took part!