A group of famous redheads are taking part in a very special online auction to help the endangered Sumatran Orangutan.

Nicole Kidman, Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts, Jane Asher, former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, Mick Hucknall and Radiohead are some of the stars who have donated items to the Jungle VIP Auction to benefit the UK-based Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS).

The charity is also giving you the chance to sell items to help raise cash to save the orangutans.

“Any small thing you can do, any small gesture, will make a difference,” said Nicola Roberts. “And if lots of people get involved, that will make a huge difference – so talk about the Jungle VIP Auction, get your friends involved!”

The auction opens tomorrow, and can be accessed here.

Sumatran orangutans are critically endangered and without urgent action could be the first Great Ape species to become extinct. SOS is dedicated to turning this situation around by:

  • Raising awareness about the importance of protecting orangutans and their rainforest home.
  • Supporting grassroots projects which empower local people to become guardians of the rainforests and restoring damaged orangutan habitat through tree planting programmes.
  • Campaigning on issues threatening the survival of orangutans in the wild.

Patrons of the charity include Bill Bailey and Chrissie Hynde.

“I have a huge amount of respect for SOS and the tireless work they do to improve the lot of Sumatra’s dwindling orang-utan population,” said Bill Bailey. “As the habitat of these gentle giants is destroyed, their plight is a constant grim reminder of the destructive power of human encroachment and the work of SOS is now more vitally important than ever.”

Find out more about the charity here.

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