A SWEET shop owner is planning the final details of her second trip to Borneo to deliver much-needed medical supplies to two orangutan rescue centres.

Lynn Hempsall from the Helmsley Traditional Sweet Shop has raised more than £2,000 to help Orangutan Veterinary Aid (OVAID) raise a total of £30,000 for a digital X-ray machine and generator for the rehabilitation centre in Ketapang, Borneo.

It will allow vets at the centre to treat the injured and rescued orangutans quicker, putting less stress on the animals.

The X-ray machine and supplies, will travel next month with Ms Hempsall and other volunteers for OVAID, who have all self-funded their trips.

The trip also involves a visit to the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) centre in central Borneo which is where the BBC’s Orangutan Diaries and Channel 4’s Orangutan Jungle School are both filmed.

The area around both centres has recently suffered serious forest fires where vast swathes of land are burned to make room for palm oil plantations and farming.

The fires destroy the homes and food supplies of the orangutans and often leave them stranded and starving.

Ms Hempsall said: “It’s been a difficult time for the rescue centres and the forest fires make the already sizeable demands on their services even more great." Ms Hempsall raised money through competitions, sponsored runs, bake sales and other activities. She is also doing a 5k fundraising run at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park on October 13.

Anyone wishing to sponsor Lynn or donate money to the OVAID fund can do so here or in person at the Helmsley Traditional Sweet Shop.

The shop is also selling £1 charity bags of banana foam sweets to help add to the fundraising efforts.