A fun weekend supporting two great charities
Much fun was had over the weekend, despite the downpours, as our visitors took part in our fun day. The wind and rain failed to prevent lots of kids having fun on our event stalls; wellyboot-wang, coconut shy, mascot racing and a giant tombola all had plenty of use. Rory the lion enjoyed himself playing a bit of football and throwing went sponges at unfortunate souls held in our stocks!
The fun day was organised for two charities we hold very dear:-
The Eilidh Brown Memorial Fund, set up by her family to make Eilidh's wish, of helping others in her situation, come true. The aim of the Memorial Fund is to build and maintain a respite holiday home in the Stirling area for young people and their families who are in treatment for or recovering from cancer. A place where, not only the families can relax and spend quality time together, but they can make memories that will last a lifetime - Families visiting the holiday home receive free entrance to the safari park.
And 21st Century Tiger which channels money raised by the international zoo community, public and corporate supporters, to carefully chosen wild tiger conservation projects which provide the best conservation value and make the most difference. One hundred years ago 100,000 wild tigers roamed throughout Asia, now there could be as few as 3,200. In the last 100 years Asia’s wild tiger range has shrunk by 93% and 40% of that happened in the past ten years.
The park raffled off some fantastic prizes and our visitors raised over £1000! Thank you to all who contributed.