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We couldn’t continue our vital work to save the orangutan from extinction without your help. Whether taking on a personal challenge, participating with one of our guaranteed event spaces or holding a bake sale at your local school, you CAN save lives

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Let's Get Started - Our Five Step Guide:

Step 1: Decide

Choose your challenge! Have a look at our Active Fundraising or Other ways to fundraise sections to get some inspiration.

Step 2: Tell us

Use our Join our Team page to let us know what you are planning or contact Sarah on

We can’t wait to hear all your plans!

Step 3: Get stuck in

Spread the word and let everyone know what an amazing thing you are doing. Set up an online giving page, print those sponsorship forms and post on Facebook and Twitter and watch those donations roll in

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 over, sit back, relax and think of all the orangutans you personally will have helped.

Step 5: Donate!

When you have caught your breath, it’s time to send in those hard earned donations so they can be put to good use helping the orangutans in Borneo. See our Money Matters section for all the info you need


Found alone and scared, clinging desperately to a tree in the flooded Kinabatangan river during monsoon season, Lumiyud had a tough start to life. With no mother to care for her, Lumiyud would surely have died on her own. Luckily, she was found by a local fisherman who knew to take her to Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre. With plenty of care and attention, Lumiyud soon flourished and just 4 short years after her rescue, she was returned to the wild, where she belongs.


Active Fundraising

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Wherever you are in the world you can run, trek, swim or cycle for the orangutans. Simply sign up for an event in your area or organise your own and let us know you will be fundraising.

Alternatively, we have guaranteed charity spaces in events across the UK. Spaces in these events are limited so get in touch to secure yours.

Download our guide here for Fundraising Events 2020

Upcoming events - 2020

Run Location Date
Edinburgh Marathon
24th May 2020
London-Surrey 46 Mile CycleLondon16th August 2020
Great North Run
13th September 2020
Run Bournemouth Weekend Bournemouth 3/4th October 2020
Royal Parks Half Marathon
11th October 2020
Big Fun Run
Various Dates in Aug/Sep 2020
Dog Jog
Various Dates in Aug/Sep 2020

Receive a bright orange running vest when you sign up to fundraise for the orangutans. Let your support really stand out!


Other ways to fundraise

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Your imagination is the only limit to what you can do to raise funds for the orangutans. Here are a few of our favourites:

  • Cake sale
  • Bring and buy event
  • Dress as an orangutan for the day
  • Quiz night
  • Dinner Party (Malay food themed)
  • Spare change collection at work

Money matters

Whether through online fundraising, sponsorship forms or cash at your event, it couldn’t be easier to pay in your hard-earned funds.

Simply send us a cheque at Orangutan Appeal UK – Fundraising, New Forest Estate Offices, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7RL or make a donation through our website here, letting us know that your donation has come from fundraising.

If you are using an online fundraising platform, your funds will come to us automatically, what could be simpler! Here are our favourite platforms:

justgiving_purple.jpg?mtime=201612091407 simply search Orangutan Appeal UK and it will help you every step of the way to set up a page.

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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!)


Help the environment and save the orangutans at no cost to you! TerraCycle UK recycle plastic waste that is typically not recyclable in street-side collections to keep it out of landfill and the oceans. By collecting your waste and sending it in via one of Terracycle's free recycling programmes you can generate points which can be exchanged for donations for the orphaned orangutans at Sepilok. Find out more here

Generate a donation every time you shop on Amazon.
Each time you want to buy something on Amazon either click on the link to AmazonSmile or go directly to and Amazon will donate a percentage of the net purchase price for millions of eligible items at no additional cost to you or us!


Save the orangutans while you shop! Sign up to Give as You Live and select us as your chosen charity, then just shop online as normal. The retailers you buy from donate a percentage to us at no cost whatsoever to you!
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.

If you would like to send your jewellery and banknote recycling to Recycling for Good Causes, simply use your own envelope or jiffy bag (No bigger than A5 in size) and post free of charge by printing out the freepost label (link below) and attaching to your envelope.

*Please do not send coins or stamps to the freepost address as the postage costs will far outweigh your donation. *

Orangutan Appeal Uk Freepost Address Label


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

To donate old coins, please get in touch at


Recycle Your Ink Cartridges and Help Support Orangutan Appeal UK

Did you know that you can help us raise funds simply by recycling your ink cartridges via our Recycle4Charity programme?

For each inkjet cartridge recycled via the programme we will receive a £1 donation, meaning you can help the environment whilst raising money for charity!

To start, all you need to do is go to the address shown below and sign up for your free account to receive your free envelope or collection box.

Register now at –


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

Can you send me a sponsorship form?

Yes, please email Sarah at and we can send one through to you.

Can I use the Orangutan Appeal UK logo on my fundraising materials / product / website?

Please 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. If you are using an online fundraising platform, gift aid will automatically be claimed from your eligible supporters.

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

Can Orangutan Appeal UK provide me with merchandise to sell?
Unfortunately not. We are a very small charity so 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. Please make sure that you have proper insurance to cover your event. This may be covered by the venue but you should 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 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 Sarah 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 Sarah on and she’ll be happy to send material out to you.