01 October 2015

Can you believe it’s been nearly two months since we celebrated International Orangutan Day? One day is just not enough for us, so we’re celebrating all things orangutan throughout the whole of October!

 

It’s time to Go Orange for Orangutans!

The campaign, which is in its third year, raises money to help save the magnificent orangutan and its forest home. We managed to raise an amazing £19,500 last year thanks to your fantastic support.

This year we’ve raised the target to £50,000!

Despite the fact that orangutans are our closest relatives – we share over 96% DNA with them – we’re destroying their homes. Their numbers are falling fast and we’re at risk of losing them forever. But we can ALL do something to help.

It’s really easy to Go Orange for Orangutans – just pick a day and choose your way to ‘Go Orange’, and donate what you can. We’ve put together aFREE fundraising and information pack to help you get started or you canregister here and we’ll get in touch – we’ll support you all the way!

Don’t forget to share your orange activities with us – we’d love to see what you’re up to. And you could even help inspire others to Go Orange by sharing your story.

If you’re fundraising at your school, check out these free learning resources especially designed for you. Plus you could win one of our fantastic prizes as the primary or secondary school to raise the most – just make sure you get your donations to us by 30th November 2015.

Can’t wait to Go Orange? Make a donation by either texting ‘ORNG15 £3′ to 70070 to donate £3 to Act for Wildlife through JustTextGiving* or make anonline donation here.

100% of your donation will go directly to help this unique and endangered animal in the wild.

Don’t forget to spread the word too – the more people we get behind the campaign the more orangutans we’ll be able to save. So join us on Twitter,Facebook or Instagram (#GoOrange4Orangutans) and share our updates with friends and family to help raise awareness. One small act can make a BIG difference!

Chester Zoo staff Go Orange for Orangutans (2014)
Chester Zoo staff Go Orange for Orangutans (2014)

Keep an eye on our blog throughout October to learn how the money we raise is helping to save orangutans in the wild. We will share an update from our partners Hutan – who have been busy planting the 1,950 tree you raised funds for during last year’s campaign. You’ll find out what they’ve been up to over the past 12 months, as well as hearing more from our Chester Zoo staff and the work they’re doing to help protect orangutans in the wild.

So, let’s Go Orange!

*Our Text to Donate service is delivered through Just Giving. Texts are charged at your mobile phone operator’s standard rate. We will receive 100% of your donation. You MUST be 16 or over and must have the bill payer’s permission. For full Terms of Service please visit Just Giving.

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Go Orange for Orangutans

Donate now and 100% of your money will be used to help save orangutans in the wild.