The University of Kent Players donated an amount of £500 to the Orangutan Foundation. This was money raised through ticket and programme sales of author Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters, a production done by the Players in an event held at the Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury, in April 2017.
Director of Wyrd Sisters, Vicky Gatward-Warner said “We are really pleased to continue our commitment to raise money for charity by supporting the Orangutan Foundation, which was close to Terry Pratchett’s heart. Pratchett was a trustee of the organisation until his death in 2015.
Where will the money go?
The donation will help the Orangutan Foundation in their mission to save orangutans by protecting their tropical forest habitat, by working with local communities and promoting research and education.
Who are the Kent Players?
The University of Kent Players are an amateur theatre group, consisting of staff from the University of Kent raising money for charity on each production. They perform two productions each year at the Gulbenkian Theatre.
About the Orangutan Foundation
Founded in 1990, the Orangutan Foundation is the foremost orangutan conservation organisation working actively across the range of both orangutan species.