Thank you for your interest in fundraising for Orangutan Appeal UK. Fundraising is a great way to have fun, set yourself a challenge and raise valuable funds to help protect orangutans. We will support you every step of the way!

To register your interest in a running or fundraising event please contact Robyn on or 01590 623443

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Let's Get Started - Our Five Step Guide:

Step 1: Decide

Decide on what you would like to do. There are so many things that you can do to fundraise, the list is endless. Have a look at our Active Fundraising or Other ways to fundraise sections to get some inspiration.

Step 2: Tell us

Once you know what you would like to do, then give us a call or email to let us know your plans. We will help you at every stage with advice, fundraising materials (check out our Supporting our Supporters section) and reminders about why what you are doing to help orangutans is so important. Email and we will be happy to help!

Step 3: Get stuck in

Now you need to spread the word and tell everyone you know what you’re doing and why. Set up an online fundraising page, download a sponsorship form, send out emails, post on Facebook and Twitter and don’t stop until everyone knows how amazing you are for choosing to do such a fantastic thing and has donated some pennies.

Step 4: Do it!

The planning is over, the day has finally arrived! Take a breath, remember why you are doing it and throw yourself in with a smile. Then when it’s all done, sit back, relax and think of all the orangutans you will have helped.

Step 5: Donate!

When you have caught your breath back, you will need to send in your hard earned sponsorship money into Orangutan Appeal UK so we can start putting it to good use. For information on online fundraising pages and sending in money, please see our Money Matters section

Supporting our Supporters

  • When you fundraise for us we will do all we can to help you make your event a huge success!
  • We can provide all the materials you need to help you get started on your fundraising and training and we will provide support for you throughout.
  • All our runners will receive a free bright orange running vest to make their support of the orangutans really stand out plus a fun running training plan to help you overcome those tough early morning runs!
  • We can provide newsletters, adoption leaflets and orangutan photos for you to display or to hand out to friends and family. We will do anything we can to help you encourage support for your efforts
  • Download our Fundraising Pack here
  • Download Event Poster templates here

To request any of these resources, please email us on or call on 01590 623443.

Active Fundraising

Our most popular fundraising activities are the most active ones.


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We have guaranteed places in the Great North Run, the Great South Run and the Bournemouth Marathon. To secure one of these places you will need to contact us to check on availability and then we will send you all the information to get you signed up. With these places, please be aware that there is a small registration fee and minimum fundraising targets, which we will of course help you to meet.

You do not need to secure a place with us in order to raise money for us. You can take part in any run anywhere in the world and fundraise for the orangutans.

Just let us know and we will get you sorted with an Orangutan Appeal UK running vest and all the support you will need to get you through it. We regularly post news on upcoming runs on our Facebook page so be sure to check for updates.

Here are some website that could be useful to help you find a running event near you.  – Worldwide running events – UK only running events

Running events coming up this year in the UK

Marathons and Half Marathons

Run Location Distance Date
Brighton Marathon Brighton 26.2 mi 15th April 2018
Edinburgh Marathon* Edinburgh 26.2 mi 27th May 2018
Edinburgh Half Marathon* Edinburgh 13.1 mi 27th May 2018
Great North Run* Newcastle 10 mi 9th September 2018
Bournemouth Marathon* Bournemouth 26.2 mi 7th October 2018
Bournemouth Half* Bournemouth 13.1 mi 7th October 2018

* We have guaranteed places

10k & Under

Run Location Distance Date
Wolf Run Warwickshire 10k Apr-Nov 2018
Edinburgh10k* Edinburgh 10k 26th May 2018
Edinburgh 5k* Edinburgh 5k 26th May 2018
Big Fun Run* Various Locations 5k Jul-Nov 2018
Dog Jog* Various Locations 5k Jul-Nov 2018
Bournemouth 10k* Bournemouth 10k 6th October 2018
Edinburgh 5k* Edinburgh 5k 6th October 2018

* We have guaranteed places

International Running Events

Wherever you are in the world, we would love you on our team! Below are a few examples of upcoming running events all over the globe. As soon as you have secured your own place in an event you’re all set to run for the orangutans. Contact us for any advice or further information on

Run Location Distance
Sundown Marathon Singapore 26.2 miles
Hannover Marathon Germany 26.2miles
NN Rotterdam Marathon Netherlands 26.2miles
Australian Marathon Festival ACT, Australia 26.2miles + half marathon, 10k and 5k
Copenhagen Marathon Denmark 26.2miles
Phuket International Marathon Thailand 26.2miles
Axa Bastad Marathon Sweden 26.2miles


Swimming is a very popular way to fundraise and get fit. There are numerous events all over the world that you could take part in while raising money to help orangutans. Here are a few examples of UK events - Great North Swim, Great London Swim, Great Manchester Swim, Great East Swim, and the Great Scottish Swim. All of these swims are organised by Great Swim and you can find out details for all the events at

All over the world there are hundreds of swimming competitions for anyone to participate in every year. Remember to let us know when you secure a place so we can help you to kick start your fundraising efforts.


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Cycling is an incredibly popular sport with big events held annually in the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and many more. Here are some websites to help you find events near you.  - UK only cycling events - Worldwide cycling events


Fancy something really challenging?

There are many triathlons to take part in all over the world and they are a great way to set yourself a huge challenge. One of the biggest and most hardcore of all triathlons are the Ironman Triathlons organised by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC). These take place all over the world with over 110 races to choose from. You can find out more details and discover a race near you by visiting


Ever fancied jumping out of a plane and raising money for orangutans at the same time? Well, now is your chance. Skyline organise tandem skydives all over the country; check them out here.

Useful Websites

The websites below can help you to find a whole range of events all over the world which anyone can take part in and fundraise for Orangutan Appeal UK.  - Worldwide multiple events  - UK multiple events – UK multiple events


Other ways to fundraise

There are literally thousands of things that you can do to fundraise and they don’t have to leave you out of breath. Here are a few of our favourites:

  • Orangutan Tea Party

We launched our Orangutan Tea Parties in 2012 and they have been a very popular way for our supporters to raise some funds for the charity. We have made it very easy for anyone to get their tea party started with downloadable posters, invites and recipe ideas.

It is a great way to have fun, catch up with friends and spread the word about the plight of the orangutan.

  • Dress as an orangutan at work/school for a day
  • Cake sale
  • Bring and buy event
  • Say “yes” to everything day (within reason!)
  • Quiz night
  • Dinner Party (Malay food themed)
  • Spare change collection at work

Money matters

Online fundraising can seem daunting as there are so many online fundraising pages to choose from. Here are a few of our favourites.

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  • The benefits of setting up an online fundraising page are huge
  • Link your social media pages to your fundraising page to maximise your support
  • Remember to keep your page updated with your progress, photos and personal stories to show people how much you care about your cause
  • Money collected will be automatically sent to us so you don’t have to worry about paying it in
  • As some people are not online, it is important to still display sponsorship forms
  • Have them displayed at work, at local clubs or pubs – just remember to collect the money from your sponsors after the event
  • You can pay sponsorship money directly into any HSBC branch using your name as a reference (details can be found here;  just remember to email us with how much you have raised
  • You can also make a payment on our website here ; just make sure you mention your name and event in the comments section
  • Cheques can be made payable to Orangutan Appeal UK and sent to New Forest Estate Offices, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7RL
  • For security reasons, please do not send any cash in the post

Free ways to donate

Fundraising for Orangutan Appeal UK just got easier. Here are some ways that you can raise funds without moving a muscle (well, almost!)


Give as you Live are an organisation which you can sign up to and then when you buy online, the retailers donate a percentage of your total spend to a charity of your choice. Please sign up now and select Orangutan Appeal UK as your chosen charity. It costs you nothing but will help our work immensely. You can join us now by following this link:


Giveacar is a not-for-profit social enterprise that can turn your old car into cash for any UK charity. They arrange free collection, then either sell your car at auction or scrap it with the proceeds raised going to your selected charity, such as Orangutan Appeal UK. You can donate your car here -


Recycling unwanted jewellery, old foreign banknotes and used stamps is a great way to raise funds for us while being good to the environment. Recycling for Good Causes will recycle your unwanted items, giving the proceeds to Orangutan Appeal UK and saving precious raw materials at the same time.

To donate jewellery and bank notes, please place your items in an envelope and post free of charge to:

Orangutan Appeal UK
Amber Business Village
Amber Close
B77 4RP
United Kingdom


To donate used stamps place in an envelope and, ensuring you have paid the correct postage, send to:
Orangutan Appeal UK
PO Box 16992
Sutton Coldfield
B73 9YA
United Kingdom


Do you offer an on-line sponsorship facility?
Yes, you can find Orangutan Appeal UK on, and

Can I use the Orangutan Appeal UK logo on my fundraising materials / product / website?
You must adhere to the guidelines laid out in the Fundraising Pack.  You must not change the logo in any way and you must ensure you represent Orangutan Appeal UK correctly.

Can I claim Gift Aid on the funds I have raised?
To claim Gift Aid on your fundraising, we must have the first name or initials, last name, full home address and postcode of each individual donor/sponsor. So please encourage them to tick the Gift Aid box on your sponsorship form when they sponsor you. Without these details we legally can't claim Gift Aid

How do I donate the funds I have raised?
Paying in your donation is simple.  You can pay it online via our Donations page or post us a cheque payable to Orangutan Appeal UK to Fundraising, New Forest Estate Offices, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7RL

Can Orangutan Appeal UK provide me with merchandise to sell?
Unfortunately not.  We ask for you to purchase the merchandise from us first and then you may sell it on.  Please note we are not able to refund items you have been unable to sell.

Can I do a street collection?
You may need to obtain a licence before organising a street collect dependent on your local council.  This also includes the collection of money in public places e.g. a shop doorway or car park.

If you wish to collect in a pub or local supermarket you will need written permission from the landlord/manager.  All collectors must be over the age of 16.

For UK collectors please visit to find out the licence requirements in your area.

Can Orangutan Appeal UK provide me with insurance for my event?
No, we are not able to provide insurance.  You must make sure that you have proper insurance to cover your event.  This may be covered by the venue but you must check this in advance.

Is there a certain amount of money I need to raise?
Any amount of money you can raise can make a difference.  We are grateful for any amount no matter how small.  By organising a fundraising event you are also creating awareness and spreading the word of the plight of the orangutan – this is vitally important

If you are taking part in one of the more popular running events such as the Brighton Marathon or Great North Run and want a guaranteed place we do ask that you pay a registration fee, which covers part of the cost of the place to us, and commit to raising a minimum amount of sponsorship.  These can vary between the different events and is because such places, which we will have already paid for, are often in high demand and we need to know that you will really commit to helping the charity. For details of particular events email Robyn on   

Can I get resources to help promote my fundraising event?
You can find resources such as posters and Sponsorship forms in the fundraising pack.

We are happy to send you orangutan photos, adoption leaflets and newsletters if you would like to display these or hand out to friends and family to encourage them to support you. To request these please email Robyn on and she’ll be happy to send material out to you.