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​​​​​WELCOME TO OUR DISAPPEARING PLANET


A christmas greeting from all of us to all of you


Our Disappearing Planet
is extremely happy to let you know that
ALL
commisions made in 2020
from
Convention agents
Jeff Cummings
@
Studio54 Management
and
Matt Rose
@
Star Booking Management
are being donated to the monies raised
at CovCon 2020
which this year is all about charity
Cancer and Animal
Now that's agents with a true heart
THANK YOU guys!
More information as we get it on our
News page 


10 years ago Gary Stone-Houghton
the founder of Our Disappearing Planet (ODP)
wanted to raise some money in his spare time
 for an animal charity called
The World Land Trust
that he had been reading about.
He wrote off to some celebrities mainly from
EastEnders and Coronation Street
asking for donated signed photos for auction.
The response was so overwhelming than in no time at all
he had raised £1000 which he sent to 
The World Land Trust and thought no more of it.

Several weeks later he received
an email not only thanking him
 for his donation but stating his £1000
had enabled them to purchase
 1 square foot of rainforest
that could not be built on as it now belonged to
Our Disappearing Planet

That was the catalyst to devote more and more of his spare time
to request donated signed photographs
 from TV and film actors and in June 2014
 ODP became a registered animal charity
(Registration number: 1131614).

99% of ODP's fundraising is through
 auctioning celebrity signed photos and memorabilia
 and since becoming a registered animal charity
 has acquired many hundreds of
celebrity supporters
who are all happy to donate photos when needed.

Since becoming registered
 ODP has raised tens of thousands of £’s
 and has helped scores of animal charities/good causes.

At the beginning of 2018
it was decided that the monies raised in that year
 would go to one specific cause which was the
 Big Cat Sanctuary.
While raising money for them
Dame Judi Dench
one of ODP’s longest supporters came along with her partner
 David Mills OBE,
who founded and still runs the
British Wildlife Centre
to see for themselves what a truly wonderful place
 it was and for Dame Judi to present 
the founder of the Big Cat Sanctuary
Peter Sampson
with a cheque for 
£12000





While there Dame Judi Dench and David Mills OBE
also accepted a cheque for £1000 for the British Wildlife Centre.

 





And a few months later had another cheque for £4708.43.





During 2018 Gary, now the CEO,
 took actress Caroline Munro
 one of the charities longest supporters
to a convention in Coventry called
 Coventry Comic Con
and while there persuaded the owner
 Jeff Cummings
 to donate some of the proceeds
from his next convention in 2019 to ODP.

He kept to his word which allowed
 2 large enclosures to be built at The Hounslow Urban Farm
 1 heated indoor enclosure with waterfall for an unwanted 6 ft long Water Monitor



 The other an outdoor enclosure
 with access to a heated indoor enclosure
 with running fresh water stream
 for a pair of unwanted Common Marmosets
 While in quarantine the female gave birth to twins
1 male and 1 female
and after quarantine were housed in their new spacious home. 
A few weeks later a 6ft Common Iguana was acquired,
again as an unwanted pet, but space was limited
 so it was introduced to the marmoset enclosure.
 Here they are getting on really well together in harmony.

Since then Jeff has become the Ambassador for ODP
 and on October 3rd 2020,
Coventry Comic Con now named CovCon
will put on its 4th yearly convention,
 this time the majority of the celebrity guests
 attending will be giving their time for free
 and ODP Is not only raising money
 for animal charities but it has been decided
 that breast cancer charities will benefit too
 as they are close to Caroline Munro's heart,
Caroline being a long time friend and one of
 ODP's longest celebrity supporter.
Caroline will decide which charities benefit from all monies raised.

And Gary who still puts in hours and hours of hard work
 to contact and meet celebrities to get
 In Person signed photos
which will be sold to create precious funds for other charities.




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Rare, rescued albino orangutan in Borneo

We have set up some monthly donations - why don't you?

The Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation

"Every bit of the rainforest that is knocked down is less space for orangutans.

They have been reduced very seriously in the past decade, and we must do all we can to reverse this devastation"

Sir David Attenborough.




The World Wide Fund for Nature
 is an international non-governmental organisation
 founded in 1961
 working in the field of wilderness preservation
and the reduction of human impact on the environment.



Greenpeace
 is a non-governmental
environmental organisation with offices
in over 39 countries and was founded in 1971