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Bristol Zoological Society
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Bristol Zoological Society Appeal

Bristol Zoological Society Appeal

Why we need your help

Wild Place Project and Bristol Zoo Gardens closure due to third national lockdown

 Dear Supporters,

It is with sadness that we must announce the temporary closure of both Bristol Zoo Gardens and Wild Place Project due to the third national lockdown. We will be closing our doors to visitors from Tuesday 5 January 2021. It is only recently that I was in touch regarding our new and exciting plans to create a new Bristol Zoo at our Wild Place Project site and this temporary closure will not inhibit this strategy unduly.

We understand that this closure may have interrupted plans for many of our visitors and supporters. We are working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that we can minimise any inconvenience and you will be able to enjoy your visit at a future date.

Please be assured that our keepers and vet teams will continue working hard behind the scenes, to provide the high standard of care that our animals are used to.

One of the most important things we have learned over the past year is that the loyalty and support of our members and the Bristol community is unwavering and vital, both for safeguarding our long-term prosperity and immediate operating needs.

During the first national lockdown, we launched a fundraising appeal to support our work ‘saving wildlife together’. To date you have raised over £100,000 which has enabled us to adapt to the many changes and challenges that Covid has presented us with.

Now faced with a third closure, the BZS Appeal is more important than ever. We understand that these are difficult times and your priorities remain closer to home. But, if you are able to donate, please do, and let others know of the BZS Appeal. This is hugely appreciated. To find out more, or if you can help by making a donation, please visit https://bristolzoo.org.uk/bzsappeal. We maintain our hope that the current lockdown will be time limited and the ongoing programme of vaccination will restore confidence for our wellbeing.

Thank you for your support and understanding and please keep checking the Wild Place and Bristol Zoo websites and social media channels for updates.

Please also check our e-newsletters and follow us on social media for news and updates.

Thank you for all your support and stay safe and well.

 

Dr Justin Morris

Chief Executive of Bristol Zoological Society

66,932.82

raised so far

66932.82

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Supporters

Sally Griffiths

Walking 23miles from my house to Bristol Zoo.

505.00
L H

Walk

0.00
Sarah Leslie

George's fundraising page

0.00
Jason Morgan

YouTube Live stream paint along lesson

1170.78
Evan Morrison

PENGUIN TALK LIVE

40.00
Bs32 bLisa Phillips

Social media

0.00
The Rambling Dragons

The Rambling Dragons

146.00
Jonathan Stanley

Zoo Fundraising UK Covid-19 Crisis

1.70
Julie Thomas

Building a Zoo out of buttons and beads

0.00

Feb 27, 2021

Anonymous

20.00

Feb 26, 2021

Anonymous

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Feb 26, 2021

Anonymous

Looking forward to seeing the bears x

30.00
(plus 7.50 giftaid)

Feb 25, 2021

Jess Cashel

Can't wait to get back to see your wonderful animals

5.00
(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Feb 25, 2021

Bella Wheeler

Can't wait to visit when safe to do so - in the meantime keep up the great work looking after those animals!

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Feb 23, 2021

Ren

We love you and miss you. Hope to visit soon

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Feb 20, 2021

Anonymous

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Feb 20, 2021

Anonymous


Feb 19, 2021

CIL Management Consultants

On behalf of Francesca Fryer


Feb 19, 2021

Anonymous

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Total raised so far

66,932.82

Total plus Gift Aid 79,964.89

Direct donations

65,069.34

Raised offline 0.00

Fundraising pages

1,863.48

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