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Rebecca Mogridge

ORANG-U-CHANGE fundraising page by Rebecca

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][/p][div=text-align: justify;]WHY SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN?[/div][div=text-align: justify;]Hello. Firstly, thank you so much for visiting my page. I am no creative writer so please stick with me as I write from my heart and muddle my way through this introduction.[/div][div=text-align: justify;]I have a huge passion for this beautiful planet, like many of us do and so I have created the[span=color: #ff6600;][b] ORANG-U-CHANGE campaign[/b][/span]. I have started this because most of us, including myself have been walking around supermarkets for years, buying items that are destroying our planet's rainforest at a disastrous rate with horrible consequences.[/div][p]WHAT AM I BUYING THAT IS CAUSING THIS?[/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt][b]Biscuits, cereals, bread, cakes, chocolate, shampoo, make-up, body products, soaps and detergents. Palm oil is in nearly everything we buy, a whopping 50% of our supermarket products contain it. [/b]Our demand for palm oil is so huge and consumption is set to double by 2050. The problem however is that the powers that be are choosing to cut down rainforest, the most precious, bio diverse land this planet has, in order to grow palm oil plantations. This is purely only for the financial gain of selling the cut rainforest timber that is cleared to then grow palm oil trees. There are other land types available that would be better to use instead![/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THIS HAPPENING?[/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]Malaysia and Indonesia produce 87% of the world's Palm oil, 41% and 46% respectively and so are losing their rainforest at a dramatic rate as a direct result of our shopping habits, and the many brands we buy that don't commit to using responsibly sourced palm oil.[/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]WHY IS THIS AFFECTING THE ORANGUTAN POPULATION SO SEVERELY?[/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]Orangutans once lived across the forests of Asia but now can only be found on the two islands of Borneo (belonging to Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei) and Sumatra (belonging to Indonesia). [span=text-decoration: underline;]Orangutans have lost 80% of their habitat in the last 20 years and are now critically endangered, facing extinction in the next 25 years if current deforestation continues.[/span][/p][p]WHAT DOES ORANG-U-CHANGE WANT FROM YOU?[/p][div=text-align: justify;][b]ORANG-U-CHANGE is looking for 1 million of us to donate £1 each. By donating £1 (the equivalent of your Palm oil containing biscuits). Your money will go to these four charities.[/b][/div][div=text-align: justify;][b][lt]br /[gt][/b][/div][div=text-align: justify;][span=background-color: #ffffff;][lt]span style="color: #ff6600;"[gt]Sumatran Orangutan Society[/span][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=text-align: justify;][/div][div=text-align: justify;][span=background-color: #ffffff;][lt]span style="color: #ff6600;"[gt]Orangutan Foundation[/span][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=text-align: justify;][span=background-color: #ffffff;][lt]span style="color: #ff6600;"[gt]                                                [/span][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=text-align: justify;][span=background-color: #ffffff;][lt]span style="color: #ff6600;"[gt]Orangutan Vetinary Aid (OVAID)[/span][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=text-align: justify;][span=background-color: #ffffff;][lt]span style="color: #ff6600;"[gt]                                                                      [/span][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=text-align: justify;][span=background-color: #ffffff;][lt]span style="color: #ff6600;"[gt]And through OVAID, the Centre of Orangutan Protection based in Indonesia.[/span][lt]/span[gt][/div][div=text-align: justify;] [/div][div=text-align: justify;][span=text-decoration: underline;]My first Challenge to help raise money for the ORANG-U-CHANGE charities[/span][/div][div=text-align: justify;][span=text-decoration: underline;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/div][div=text-align: justify;]I have set myself the challenge of walking up the most challenging route of Snowdon on May 13th 2017. It may not sound particularly challenging to some, but I only have 35% lung function.[/div][div=text-align: justify;]I have Cystic Fibrosis and I was told as a child that the average life expectancy was about 30. It has now risen to 38 and being 32, with my lung function having declined a lot in the last few years, underneath I am pretty scared. However I do have a voice and support and I want to give something back to this beautiful planet and help those without a voice. Orangutans are extremely intelligent, we share 96.4% of our DNA with them and like human babies, young Orangutans can die of grief if not petted and nursed. They don't have a voice and they are suffering.[/div][p]I will be ever so grateful as if you can support my campaign, I can't do it alone.[/p][div=text-align: justify;]P.s. Please click on the links below to discover which brands source their Palm oil responsibly and which do not, so you can start making a change today. Please also find links to the charities so you can discover more. I will update my website with my fundraising efforts, news and future challenges.[/div][div=text-align: justify;][span=color: #ff6600;]Much love,                                                                                                   From Becky and the Orangutans[/span][/div][p][/p]Palm Oil Factsheet - explains why a boycott of palm oil may not be the best action[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][url=http://www.orangutans-sos.org/documents/892/892.pdf]http://www.orangutans-sos.org/documents/892/892.pdf[/url][lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]Palm Oil Guides - guides to help you avoid the worst brands and support the best Ethical Consumer[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][url=http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/shoppingethically/palmoilfreelist.aspx]http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/shoppingethically/palmoilfreelist.aspx[/url][lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]The Rainforest Foundation[lt]br /[gt][url=http://www.rainforestfoundationuk.org/palmoilguide][lt]br /[gt]http://www.rainforestfoundationuk.org/palmoilguide[/url][lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]WWF     [lt]br /[gt] [lt]br /[gt][url=http://palmoilscorecard.panda.org/file/WWF_Palm_Oil_Scorecard_2016.pdf]http://palmoilscorecard.panda.org/file/WWF_Palm_Oil_Scorecard_2016.pdf[/url][lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]Sumatran Orangutan Society[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][url=http://www.orangutans-sos.org]http://www.orangutans-sos.org[/url][lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]Orangutan Vetinary Aid (OVAID)[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][url=http://www.ovaid.org]http://www.ovaid.org[/url][lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]Centre for Orangutan Protection  [lt]br /[gt]                            [lt]br /[gt][url=http://orangutanprotection.com]http://orangutanprotection.com[/url][lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[p][/p]

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We enjoyed having Orla and Orson with us and would hate to see their wild counterparts disappear. Well done on creating such a great campaign.



JLR UK Training Team

From the Jaguar Land Rover UK Training Team past and present. Colin, Natasha, Mandi, Carl, Amanda, Robert, Simon, Mark, Sam and Ann wish you and the Old Men of the Forest good fortune this Christmas.

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Joyce Rodrigues



William F CKJS

William from CKJS is your biggest fan. He will do a triathlon tomorrow to raise money for Olra and Orson

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Kate Dickinson

Good luck Becky, what a beautiful thing to do. I hope you raise lots of money for these wonderful creatures! xxx

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Luke & Kristina

Congrats on making it to the top Becky! X

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From the Teddington pilates ladies




Well done Becky, you're wonderful xxx

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Tamasin Williams

Hi Rebecca, well done you! Must've been amazing x