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CHARITIES

Charities

April 2011

Vehicle Contracts recently participated in a charity golf event at the Warwickshire Golf & Country Club. The event was organised to help raise funds for a charity bike ride across Vietnam in aid of the Acorns Children’s Hospice. Below is a brief synopsis of the wonderful work that Acorns undertake within the three hospices and in our local communities;

Acorns Children's Hospice provides care and support for children and young people who have life limiting or life threatening conditions. Acorns are currently supporting nearly 600 children and 800 families, including those who are bereaved. Our specialist nursing and support services provide a vital lifeline for these families who would face a much tougher challenge coping alone.

If any of Vehicle Contracts customers or friends would like to help Acorns, you can visit their web site at http://www.acorns.org.uk/

Because of the increasing pressure on wild life, this year Vehicle Contracts decided to adopt a Orangutan called Violet at Care For The Wild. Our decision was based on the increasing use of palm oil in the motor industry and the knock on effect this is having on the indigenous wildlife.

You to can also adopt Violet or other animals at the website www.careforthewild.com, here is a small section from their web site;

"Forest clearance for logging, mining and palm plantations has led to a consistent decline in orangutan numbers over the last ten years. The species is now only found in relic populations on the South East Asian islands of Borneo and Sumatra. The Sumatran orangutan is classified as critically endangered and the Borneo's as endangered. Logging and plantations are not only cutting into the orangutan's rainforest habitat, but also opening up previously inaccessibly areas to poachers. Forest invaders often shoot orangutan mothers and take their babies to be sold as pets.

Orphan orangutans lucky enough to be rescued and taken to the Orangutan Foundation's Care Centre in Southern Borneo receive the treatment, comfort and love they desperately need. They also gradually learn the essential survival skills that will enable them to return to the wild. Many orphans have been successfully rehabilitated and now live independently in safe parts of the Lamandau Nature Reserve.

By adoption Violet - the orangutan on CWI's adoption programme - you will ensure that she receives all the care she needs as she is rehabilitated to the wild. You will also help rescue and care for other orphan orangutans at the centre"