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Trek to Africa with Twycross Zoo and help them walk over 3,000 miles
Midlands conservation charity, Twycross Zoo is appealing to the community to join in its biggest fundraising initiative to date – a sponsored Trek to Africa which will take place in May, literally from the comfort of your own home.
The Twycross Zoo team is encouraging people to walk the distance between Twycross Zoo and Cameroon – a collective 3,200 miles to be exact.
Why Africa and why Cameroon? Twycross Zoo is home to many critically endangered species from Africa such as its chimpanzees and gorillas and was recently heavily involved in the return of Freedom, a male gorilla, in collaboration with Ape Action Africa based in Cameroon, earlier in the year. Ape Action Africa has a dear place in the heart of Twycross Zoo as a vital conservation partner that addresses the immediate threats faced by chimpanzees and gorillas in the wild.
Twycross Zoo’s CEO, Dr Sharon Redrobe, OBE, explained further:
We are not asking anybody to break the Government lockdown rules but as more people are out walking, as part of their hourly daily exercise, we were hoping the community would commit to walking a number of miles, so we can collectively walk 3,200 miles and raise some much-needed funds to support Twycross Zoo during this uncertain time. To get involved, you just need to message the Twycross Zoo Facebook page to register your interest.
It costs over £650,000 per month to keep and care for our 500 animals, many of whom are endangered, so we thought a collaborative walk to Africa, a place close to our hearts, would be a great fundraiser.
We want everyone to get involved and we don’t mind how people clock up the miles, whether it’s like the inspirational, Colonel Tom Moore with some laps outside your home or in your garden, on a treadmill, or a couple of miles a day exploring the area where you live during your hourly exercise. It also doesn’t matter how long it takes to complete your target miles – it can be done across a day, a week or even the whole month of May to complete, we just hope people will get behind us and ask friends and family to sponsor them on their mission – as every penny counts right now.”
To get involved message the Twycross Zoo Facebook page with your interest: facebook.com/TwycrossZoo
There is also a Total Giving page, where everyone can help to collect sponsorship, totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/trek-to-africa
To find out more about making a donation visit Twycross Zoo’s website at wycrosszoo.org/donate