12 Oct 2015

With over 200 of you getting ready to Go Orange for Orangutans this October, we’ve already heard some great fundraising stories from you.

We know many of you have been busy going orange or getting your great ape plans in place.

Thank you all for getting involved!

Oakwood Avenue Community Primary School was the very first school to Go Orange this year. Year One organised a Go Orange fair during their ‘Make a Difference’ week with wristbands and a bake sale, to raise a grand total of £346.05!  This is enough to plant and nurture 34 new trees in the Bornean rainforest or keep a wildlife warden in action for over three weeks in Sumatra.

Here are Oakwood Avenue pupils looking suitably proud of their fantastic achievement:

Oakwood Avenue Community Primary School at Chester Zoo

After a successful sponsored silence, 8-year-old Olivia McCabe went on to do her first ever outdoor climb and abseil reaching 100ft to raise £377 for orangutans.

Go Orange fundraisers 2015

Here’s Olivia, along with Abigail Briggs and Dan Bentley who have each set themselves different challenges for the great orange ape, including the Leeds Primal Stampede and Chester Marathon!

However you choose to Go Orange for Orangutans, we’re here to help you all the way! We can’t wait to hear what you’ve got planned. Keep in touch by email: development@chesterzoo.org or social media via Twitter,Facebook or Instagram.

It’s not too late to join Go Orange for Orangutans – register now for your FREE fundraising pack and more!