Interview with Sue Sheward MBE

Sue Sheward MBE the Appeal’s Chairwoman and Founder, became involved with the plight of the orangutans in Borneo while on holiday there. Having seen the work of the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre initially as a tourist, and then having shown great interest, she was allowed further access and more information about the project and returned to the UK with the conviction that she would do something to help.

Sue got straight to work on her return from Borneo raising money from raffles, jumble sales and a charity racing car track day. Sue tirelessly dug at the pockets of countless people, and thanks to their generosity, managed to raise enough money to fund her first project - a new enclosure for the orphaned babies..

After delicate negotiations with the Malaysian Government, the project was approved, and, we are proud to be the first Non Government Organisation (NGO) to have been accepted by them.

With her first project well and truly under her belt, and interest in the Appeal growing fast, plans were started for the next project and the journey began.

You can read more about our work in our projects pages