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Friends of the Zoo reach new heights for fundraising

Date: 05 Jun 2018

Friends of the Zoo fundraising

Our volunteer group, the Friends of the Zoo, recently swung into action and completed a sponsored abseil of the Europa Hotel to raise funds for a range of zoo projects.

The team of five volunteers, consisting of Brian, Amy, Helen, Morgan and Chloe, scaled the 120 foot side of this iconic Belfast hotel to raise more than £1160!

Zoo manager, Alyn Cairns, said ‘Our Friends of the Zoo was formed in 1997 and is made up of a group of community volunteers with a shared love for the zoo, wildlife and conservation. We work closely with the group on a range of projects including enclosure improvements, manual jobs, animal craft workshops, special zoo events, fundraising projects and visitor interaction. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers who took part in the abseil and for all of the continued efforts and support that the group provide for the zoo.”

The Friends of the Zoo will be organizing additional fundraising abseils in the next few months.