By Lucy Radford | Fundraising and Communications Officer
This project will give orangutans a home.
With just a few weeks to go until our Rainforest Home appeal comes to an end on March 15th 2019, we are excited to bring you another update on our progress in raising the £870,000 we need to buy the land and ensure it has a future as a forest, rather than a lifeless plantation.
Thanks to the generosity of people like you, we have currently raised £816,030. This is incredible - we are a small organisation and we're astounded by the level of support we've received. It's clear that a lot of people care about the future of Sumatran orangutans and the other species that share their habitat, and that gives us hope.
As you might have heard, we are very fortunate in also having the support of some corporate partners who want to help us reach this ambitious goal. Lush released a second round of limited edition orangutan soaps across Europe just before Christmas and their Asia-Pacific campaign is underway right now. The #SOSSumatra products are flying off the shelves, and all the proceeds, minus VAT, will go towards the Rainforest Home appeal.
We want to make one final push to share this appeal online and make absolutely sure that we don't fall short of the total. Please encourage your friends, family and online networks to chip in.
With so much support behind us, we are confident that we will reach our target. We've seen how quickly our partners in Sumatra can take barren land and turn it into thriving forest, and we're so excited for the future of the 890 acres you're helping us to buy now. One of images below shows the 'before and after' of one of the other restoration sites we fund in Sumatra - the difference in just a few years is amazing!
Thank you again for your support. We couldn't do this without you.
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