Please Help Save the Orang-utans of Borneo!September 10th, 2013
Firstly thank you so much for taking the time to read this. I’m writing to you because I really need your help in saving these beautiful creatures!
The World Land Trust are launching an appeal to raise £300,000 between 2nd – 16th October called Big Match Fund Fortnight. The ultimate goal is a million pounds, and anything donated for this appeal will be matched making it go twice as far. Your donation will help secure crucial parcels of land to connect forests in the Lower Kinabatangan region of Malaysian Borneo to create safe havens for Orang-utans, Pygmy elephants and other critically threatened wildlife.
The orang-utan population is dwindling. Hunting and poaching still takes place and their habitat is being systematically reduced and threatened by deforestation. In this particular area of Borneo, they are stranded on small islands of secondary forests which means that this will eventually weaken their numbers even further if they cannot connect with the rest of the orang-utan population. The aim of the World Land Trust working with specialist co-partners in the area, is to purchase the linking areas of land to protect these animals and ensure future generations of the species. It’s vitally important that this is acted upon now.
I’ve recently been made an Ambassador to the World Land Trust and I’m working on different fund raising ventures for this appeal – a big concert and talk at the Halesworth Arts Festival in October and the auctioning of a painting by Jim Starr.
What You Can Do To Help
I’ve set up a Just Giving Page with the aim of initially raising £1000 but the sky is the limit here! If you are able to donate anything even if it’s 50p! I would be so very grateful. Just remember anything you donate will be matched so we can all make a spectacular difference! Please go to:
I will be doing as much as I can to generate more funds for this appeal and I’ll keep you posted as to the progress of all projects. I’m still donating a pound from every copy of my debut EP A New Dawn and am always looking for more ways to fund raise, so if you have any ideas or inspirations yourself – please feel free to contact me or the World Land Trust.