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Hi, my name is Oscar. I am 8 and live in Shropshire, England. We don't have any pets but I love animals and wildlife. My great Great-Auntie Nettie set up ASTI (the Animal Sanctuary Trust Indonesia) and lives and works in there at the Sanctuary. I really want to help animals, because humans are taking away their homes and making their lives hard. It's not fair. My Great-Auntie looks after the animals that are endangered and hopefully some can be returned to the wild. I think her job is great, I would like to do that job but I live in England. It is expensive to look after the animals so I want to help by raising some money to help look after some of them. I have decided to do a challenge this summer to raise money for the animals. I will be climbing up three of the hills round my house in Shropshire; the Caradoc, the Ragleth and the Lawley with my family. Then we will drive to Wales and I have challenged myself to cycle all the way around Lake Vyrnwy. This is a long way, it is about 13 miles and is further than I have ever cycled. I like cycling to school but that is only 1 mile. I hope I can do it. I want to do this challenge over the summer and raise money for the animals. Please donate and make me happy.To find out more about ASTI you can follow them on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/ASTIndonesia and keep up to date with all the amazing work they are doing with animals including the Sumatran Tiger and Sumatran Orangutan . UPDATE!Oscar has completed two of the challenges so far, he climbed the Ragleth on Monday 28th May with us all. He climbed with great determination and was really proud of himself. It took a while as we had Oscar's little brother Toby with us who, as a small 6 year old, found it tough on his little legs! On Tuesday we drove to Wales and cycled round Lake Vyrnwy. Again, Oscar showed fantastic focus and completed the ride in 2 hours (with a lunch break!) - and again Toby completed it too, just quite a bit slower and with more stops!Thanks to everyone so far for the donations, Oscar is so pleased that he is able to make a difference.UPDATE!A message from ASTI: 11 June 2018. Hi Oscar, thank you so much from all of us at ASTI for setting up this fundraiser and for working so hard to help the animals. It’s really great of you. And thank you also to all the people who have donated; your donations will help ASTI to take care of, rehabilitate and release animals back to their habitats. UPDATE! On 24th July Oscar and his Dad climbed the Caradoc to watch the sunset and then camped out over night. We just have the Lawley left to go now and hope to get that ticked off our list this summer.FINAL UPDATE!Thank you all so much for your support. Oscar completed his challenge this morning , climbing the Lawley on a very blustery day. We were rewarded with a beautiful rainbow half way up and a biscuit break at the top! Oscar is very proud of the amount he has raised and wants to say thank you to everyone. Another message from ASTI:17 September 2018. Hi again Oscar, wow.....it’s wonderful that you have raised such a lot of money for the animals at ASTI. Well done; what an amazing effort! We’re all really proud of you and this will help the animals so much. Thank you for doing your challenges which enabled these funds to be raised, and thank you to all the great people who backed you in your challenges! Please let us know how you would like ASTI to spend your donation; here are some options you might like to think about:* Medicines and/or small pieces of equipment for the clinic so our vet can take good care of the animals* Transport boxes to use when we send animals like orangutans and gibbons back to their home ranges to get released* Incubators for rescued baby monkeys and apes when they first arrive at ASTI* Rolls of fish netting that we use for the “walls” of the eagle enclosures* Food for tiger Eva for about one monthWhat do you think Oscar? Whatever you decide will be a huge help to the animals. Thank you again from all of us!
The problemWildlife trafficking is taking an enormous toll on animal populations in the wild, pushing countless numbers of species to the brink of extinction. These illegal activities also cause immense suffering to the animals caught by the poachers, and many of them die in animal markets or soon after they have been sold by the traders. Those animals finding their way to rescue centers such as ASTI at least have a chance for a better future, but they still face a tough road ahead of them to recover from the trauma of being forcibly removed from their habitat and handled roughly and cruelly by their captors. How ASTI tries to helpAt ASTI we do our best to rehabilitate the animals so that they can return to the wild. This entails providing them with medical attention and all necessary treatments, making sure they receive a diet as close to their natural diet as possible, and providing them with enrichment to help them prepare for readapting to the conditions in their natural habitat.Because of the alarming reach of wildlife trafficking, the ASTI rescue center is always full, and at any one time we are taking care of many different species from tigers to orangutans, eagles to parrots and cassowaries to crocodiles. In order to provide these beautiful animals with the best care possible, we need USD 5,000 per month to keep them healthy and to prepare them for release. Can you help us with our ongoing challenge to raise funds to care for these amazing animals? Thank you so much for your kind assistance.