OUR FANTASTIC SUPPORTERS:
Sophie Brown and Hannah Mackins signed up for OVAID's Tour of Sumatra and as part of their fundraising efforts the pair climbed to the summit of Ben Nevis - Britain's highest mountain - in August.
Congratulations girls - a fantastic effort for the orangutan!
Help us spread the word:
The more extensive a man’s knowledge of what has been done,
the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.
Dan Kitchener a long time supporter of OVAID completed :
1 Ultra Marathon
2 Half Marathons
His medal total is shown below - not that we need proof but they do look spectacular.
During 2015/16 he has personally raised almost £1500 for us - enough to purchase a whole anaesthetic machine and ancillaries !!
Our sincere thanks to Dan for his superhuman effort which has made such a difference for the orangutan. The anaesthetic machine will be placed at a centre which previously had no machine and will enable the vet team to conduct safe anaesthetic proceedures which were not possible before. A brilliant example of how our supporters efforts have such a direct, important and long lasting effect.
THANK YOU DAN from all the team at OVAID
Millie Brown from Adelaide
Recently organised a Private Screening of Kate Winslet's new film 'The Dressmaker' at a local cinema - with more than 60 people attending
she raised over $1000 for OVAID!
OVAID says a really big 'Thank You' to Millie for her effort and for helping us to provide more funds directly to the orangutan.
Raised more than £1000 for OVAID in just 1 DAY !!
Sophie spent a month volunteering in Ketapang, Kalimantan and on her return decided to fundraise on our behalf:
With her friends, a generous landlord and helpers she organised a fantastic fun day at her local pub - The Roebuck Inn, Harrietsham.
Organising a raffle / car wash / barbeque / cake stall and evening party she single handedly raised 20% of the total needed for our Anaesthetic Machine No Pain-Our Aim Campaign!
She even persuaded the infamous Kristi Smith (volunteer facilitator in Ketapang) to travel all the way to Kent just to wash cars!!
A fantastic effort from Sophie which we really appreciated and it just shows what can be done.
Congratuations and a huge thank you Sophie for your determination and dedication!
One of our youngest supporters at only 8 years old Baileigh-Anne did a marathon Hula Hoop session for World Orangutan Day back in August and raised nearly £200 for OVAID!
Thank you Baileigh-Anne!
Dan Kitchener the famous and very talented London based street artist is supporting OVAID this year by running twelve marathons and holding an exhibition later next year.
Check him out at www.dankitchener.co.uk
or make a donation at : http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com
In the interim he has painted this fantastic image of Udin a recently rescued baby orangutan in Indonesia.
The painting will be auctioned in 2016 but we are already selling an exclusive and very limited edition of signed and hand finished prints by the artist .
You can acquire one right now by clicking the image below!
Yet again our Australian supporters have excelled themselves.....Sarah Hayes from Adelaide, an ex orangutan volunteer, has magnificently raised £1,957 in 2015 by holding just three fundraising dinner parties.The money raised went a very significant way towards our appeal to raise funds to equip COP's vet clinic at their new rescue centre
And all done whilst studying for her degree.
Thank you Sarah for such an outstanding effort
Recycle for OVAID
Ask us for an envelope to recycle your empty printer cartridges and we will get £1 for every single cartridge you recycle!
(Sorry no Epson or Kodak cartridges)
Lynn Hempsall from Yorkshire is insisting on throwing herself out of an aeroplane and has pledged all the money raised to OVAID. How is that for serious support!
The staff and vets at
practice in Sydney Australia -
Happy Tails Veterinary Hospital
recently held an event and raised
over £150 for OVAID.
Thanks to all of you for your
hard work and support -
we really appreciate it!
Viv with 'friends'
You can help in many other ways:
Adopt an orangutan vet!
Whilst everyone wants to adopt a baby orangutan, it is imperative that these rescued orphans and adults have vets to take care of them. By making a donation to OVAID, your money will enable us not only to supply eqipment and medicines, but also to help fund a specialist vet to look after their health. You will effectively be adopting an orangutan vet.
Conduct Fundraising events for OVAID
Give yourself, a friend, or a family member an Orange Birthday party and donate the money in lieu of presents to OVAID.
Go to our Facebook page and sign up for a birthday fundraise. The button is on the left side of the page. Friends can donate to your birthday appeal and the donations are paid direct to OVAID
Participate in running events, cycle rides or other sporting activities
and donate the money to OVAID.
Promote the benefits of supporting orangutan organizations by education of family, friends and others through social media .
Encourage local school involvement by adopting an orangutan (school classes or individuals) or specific fundraising by class
Click here to
adopt a vet!
Promote Forest Restoration by adopting an acre of forest with Orangutan Land Trust.
About the negative aspects of deforestation and write positive letters to influential leaders and tell them how important you think it is that orangutans and their habitat be preserved.