The Orangutan Foundation saves The Librarian’s critically endangered wild cousins and their tropical forest home. The charity’s staff actively protect vast areas of orangutan habitat and rescues orangutans, which are at risk, or are being kept as pets. These apes are released into a protected wildlife reserve. Apes too young for release are cared for until old enough to survive. The charity is delighted to be at the convention once again to talk about their work. They will also be running orangutan mask workshops. Visit their stall and support their work by buying orangutan soft toys, T-shirts, and palm-oil free soaps.
Friendship Project established in 1986 for children is a local Coventry & Warwickshire befriending charity for disadvantaged children age 6 -16, referred by either local schools or children's services. Our volunteers (Older Friends) provide approx 3 hours a week, for an average period of 2.5/3 years, of 1-2-1 attention with the child (Younger Friend) helping them to improve their confidence, self esteem and at the same time have some fun. The charity has helped over 1,000 local children. They are currently supporting 65 children and have a similar number on their waiting list. Funds and additional volunteers are always needed.