Daniel and William receiving an award from Leif Cocks, President of The Orangutan Project
Daniel and William attended The Orangutan Project’s (TOP) Let’s Go Ape function on Saturday night and were surprised by the President of The Orangutan Project, Leif Cocks, presenting the boys with an aware for their dedication and services to the Charity.
The night was a very successful event organised by TOP’s volunteer Gail Browning at the 99 on York Street club in Sydney City. There were many raffles and auctions on the night which raised a substantial amount of money for the cause.
Daniel and William with winner Daniel Bennett
Daniel and William donated a signed copy of their book ‘Tears In The Jungle’ for auction and were pleased when the first one sold for $150 to Daniel Bennett (pictured)
Daniel and William with Victoria Parkinson
the second copy of their book selling for $210 to Sydney lawyer, Victoria Parkinson for which we thank you both very much for support the cause !!
It was a great night wit
Daniel and William Clarke have been on a quest to save the endangered orangutans of Borneo and Sumatra for over five years, and have received countless accolades in the process despite Daniel having cerebral palsy and being mostly confined to a wheelchair.
The extraordinary duo have raised $705,000 to date for the endangered orangutans, and have gained worldwide media attention for their inspiring efforts, including a personal letter from Barack Obama and being featured on ABC Australian Story.
Having raised funds via self‐publishing their own book ‘Tears in the Jungle’ to educate and inspire children around Australia on the issues facing the orangutans, Daniel and William have long held a dream to save all the great apes, and are now including the endangered Chimpanzee to their quest.
INTRODUCING THEIR NEXT PROJECT
The brothers have teamed up with crowd funding platform Pozible to kick‐start their “next project” as they need to raise the funds for their trip to Africa and to publish their new book.
Their plan is to visit the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee sanctuary run by the Jane Goodall Institute in May 2014, and then, once they return home, start working on their new book about the plight of the Chimpanzees.
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William said, “All the great apes are critically endangered. If our book can show people around the world the effect that we as humans are having on our rainforest and jungles we can inspire others to change what we do, to keep what we have, for future generations”
“We know that not everyone can travel to the jungle but we can share our experiences with other kids to let them know all about these amazing creatures and their habitat”, Daniel said.
William accompanied his dad on a trip to the local Officeworks shop in Mona Vale on Sunday. They parked their car (kindly supplied by Kia Motors Australia) outside the store and were pleased to find the attached note on their windscreen when they returned.
”Thank You” to the person who took the time to say hello. It was great to read that the boys message had an impact on your household and we were thrilled that you took the time to write us a message !!
Click on the note (image) to read the message.
Daniel and William spoke to 250 students at Loquat Valley Anglican School today as part of their Orangutan Awareness School Talks Program. Students ranging from Kindy through to Year 6 were speechless while the boys spoke of their quest to save the orangutan and to encourage other children to find and follow their own passion. Continue reading
Inspired by the efforts of Daniel and William and their quest to save the orangutan, 14 year old Bronte Flanagan Coast went ‘bananas’ raising funds !! Continue reading
As winners of the 2012 Pride of Australia State, National Environment Award and the People’s Choice award for 2012, Daniel and William were invited to attend the 2013 NSW Pride of Australia Award ceremony today at the Museum of Contemporary Arts. Continue reading
Daniel and William’s recent certificate of funds raised through The Orangutan Project’s Safeguard Program
Daniel and William have now protected over 78,400 acres of orangutan habitat through the sales of their book and donations received from presenting to schools and community groups around Australia.
With 34 schools and over 18,000 students presented, the boys have encouraged donations and fund raising to tally 78,457 acres of land protected through The Orangutan Project’s Safeguard Program.
If you would like to donate directly to The Orangutan Project’s Safeguard Program please CLICK HERE !
Assistant Principal, Kerry De Jager, from Ironbark Ridge Public School, invited Daniel and William to talk about their quest to save the orangutan.
Over the past several months the students have been using Daniel and William’s book as the basis for studying the orangutan, endangered species, palm oil and deforestation. The students felt like they had already known Daniel and William for some time and were delighted to welcome the boys to their school. Continue reading
Ranger Stacey from Channel Ten’s long running and succesful television show, “Totally Wild” visited Daniel and William’s home town of Terrey Hills NSW yesterday so the boys made sure they were there to meet her.
Ranger Stacey, Daniel & William
Kambala Girls School in Sydney’s beautiful Rose Bay invited Daniel and William to present to 250 of their Primary School students while overlooking the amazing Sydney Harbour.