Uckfield charity holds High Street cake sale to help save apes from extinction

A painting by local artist Pauline Hill

An Uckfield charity that rescues and rehabilitates orangutans in Borneo held a cake sale in Uckfield High Street on Friday 12th April to raise funds to help save endangered orangutans in Borneo.

A team from International Animal Rescue (IAR) were selling a mouth-watering range of delicious cakes on a stall in the town square Uckfield High Street between 11am and 3pm.

The sale is part of IAR’s Cakes for Apes fundraising campaign which launched on 1st April and continues throughout the month. This is the second year of the event which has the support of celebrity bakers including TV and radio presenter Fearne Cotton, reality TV star Lucy Watson and vegan blogger Deliciously Ella.

International Animal Rescue runs a rehabilitation centre for critically endangered orangutans in West Borneo – and the Cakes for Apes campaign aims to get people baking for friends, family and colleagues as a fun way of fundraising for IAR’s orangutan project.

IAR’s Community Fundraiser Phily Kennington said: “We rely entirely on public donations to fund our work rescuing and caring for orangutans and other suffering animals – and we’re full of admiration for all the amazing things people do to support us. So this year we’ve decided to take part in Cakes for Apes ourselves and join in the fundraising fun! The team have all been busy baking in readiness for our sale today Friday when we’ll be selling cakes and chatting to people about our work.”

Lis Key spoke to Mike Skinner live on Uckfield FM:

L to R ..Tom Mumford, Aidan Sears (Orang), Phily Kennington, Niki Grinham and Molly Grinham


Lis Key

www.internationalanimalrescue.org  and www.cakes4apes.org

ALL IMAGES by Ron Hill (HillPhotographic)