Brothers launch charity art competition to help save endangered animals

Pictured with Milo (second in from the right and back) and Dante (front row in the middle with an orange t-shirt) are friends from Woodheys Primary School

Two young brothers from Sale have launched a charity art competition to help save endangered animals.

Milo and Dante Houghland, aged eight and five, began their ‘Art for Animals’ project after becoming concerned for the future for orangutans in Borneo and giant pandas in China.

They held the first part of the competition with their friends from Woodheys Primary School in Sale and the artwork was put on display at Bean and Brush Family Art Café, also in the town.

So far, Milo and Dante have raised a total of £512 for the Orangutan Appeal UK (OAUK) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

As part of their project, and with the help of their mum Orietta Lorenzini, they also gained support from the UK Ambassador of Orangutan Appeal UK, Jacha Potgieter, who visited pupils at Woodheys to raise awareness of orangutans in need.

While on the visit, Mr Potgieter, an international artist and environmentalist, worked with two classes in making a ‘recycled junk’ Orangutan sculpture.

Milo and Dante – together with their friends from Woodheys – now hope to inspire other children in Sale and Altrincham to enter the competition and create their own animal-themed art.

Prizes are sponsored by Bean and Brush and Orangutan Appeal UK and include arty prizes and an Orangutan Baby Adoption pack.

To enter pick up an entry form at Bean and Brush and donations can be made at the café or online via the project webpage. The competition closing date is August 31 at 6pm.

 

 

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