Effingham-based orangutan charity launching new campaign at House of Commons

Effingham-based orangutan charity launching new campaign at House of Commons – By Dorking Advertiser

|  Posted: August 26, 2014

COUSINS:  Sue Sheward pictured with an orangutan orphan  in Borneo

COUSINS: Sue Sheward pictured with an orangutan orphan in Borneo

 Comments (0)AN EFFINGHAM-based charity is taking its fight to save the orangutan to the House of Commons.Orangutan Appeal UK (OAUK) will launch its new appeal at the seat of UK government on World Orangutan Day (October 28), with the aim of raising awareness of the important role the endangered primates play in the eco-system of Borneo.

The Orestan Lane charity’s founder and chairman, Sue Sheward, said: “The invitation to present at the House of Commons gives us the opportunity of reaching community representatives and decision-makers in the businesssector.

“Companies will have the opportunity to show their commitment to corporate social responsibility, which demonstrates how much they care and also has the benefit of tax incentives.

“As the principal seed-dispersers in the valuable rainforests of Borneo, and key players in the regeneration of the rainforest, it is essential that we do everything we can to ensure the survival of our closest cousins.”

The charity needs to raise £250,000 to continue its work rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing orphaned and disabled orangutans into reserves.

The launch event, which is being hosted by North Herefordshire MP Billy Wiggin, will feature a presentation by OAUK primatologist James Robins and an exclusive preview of Meet The Orangutans, a new eight-part television documentary series focusing on OAUK’s work, which will be aired on the Discovery channel later this year.

For more information, visit www.orangutan-appeal.org.uk

 

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