2 Nov 2015

We want to say a very big THANK YOU to everyone who has been taking part in Go Orange for Orangutans this year.

Bake off activities for Go Orange

In the name of great apes, you got off to an energetic start! From 100ft abseils to running marathons, we saw Go Orange get active at the start of October. And it’s not just been the physical challenges; Go Orange brain teasers have been popular too. Reaseheath Conservation Society held an orangutan-inspired quiz, scoring them a hat trick of going orange for three years in a row. Thank you!

Meanwhile, Clare Mount Specialist Sports College have been cooking up a treat with their Go Orange bake off.

Clare Mount school bake off

£340 raised for orangutan conservation and a beautiful poem too (see below). A great job again this year!

Orangutan by Class 7C

Gentle, graceful,
Kind brown eyes.
A tree dweller,
Large in size.

Picking fruit to eat,
Making a nest to sleep.
Harming no one,
Their homes almost gone.

Deforestation must stop,
Before it’s too late.
They never hurt us.
We should not hurt them.

Caterpillar Music’s Go Orange was fun-filled, including a raffle and everyone in orange of course. Engaging the little conservationists of the future, their grand total is set to be over £170. Well done!

“We’ve had a great few days going orange! I think I can speak for us all when I say what a wonderful fun time we have all had this week. We had a fantastic turn out – 99 little ones!” – Tracey Moretta, Caterpillar Music Ellesmere Port

Caterpillar music go orange for orangutans

Don’t worry if you haven’t planned your Go Orange day yet, there’s still plenty of time to get involved. And we’re here to help!

Register now and download your learning resources and fundraising pack.

If you’re ready to submit the funds that you’ve raised, it’s usually easiest to either make the donation online or send a cheque to ‘Act for Wildlife’ in the post to: Go Orange, Development Office, Chester Zoo, Upton, Chester, CH2 1LH.

SCHOOLS! Don’t forget, if you get your funds in by 30 November 2015 you have the chance to win one of our prizes for top primary school and top secondary school.

Keep in touch by email development@chesterzoo.org or on social media via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Thank you to everyone for getting involved in Go Orange for Orangutans! 100% of funds raised will go directly to orangutan conservation in the wild.