When our residents realised Banham Zoo was struggling financially due to the lockdown and loss of visitors entry fees – they wanted to do something about it!
A Zoo Day for East Harling and surrounding villages has been organised, with different properties in the area banding together to decorate the front of the buildings with different exotic creatures. The trail is taking place on Sunday 14th June and will see the village taken over by lions, tigers and bears – oh my!
We have seen the lasting impact regular contact with animals has on our residents wellbeing, and we see how much enjoyment they receive from having a day at the zoo.
They don’t want to miss out on their Zoo days after lockdown because of the financial difficulty Banham Zoo is in, and wanted to assist in helping the zoo keep it’s doors open.
They have decided to join the trail, with all donations being transferred to Banham Zoo who is running a donation appeal – you can see all the details by clicking here.
Our residents are passionate about the zoo and get a great deal of joy from visiting; seeing the animals, and enjoying the facilities and attractions – and we want to support them to take part in an activity which is close to their hearts.
Because our residents feel this way the home will be turning into a hotspot featuring giraffe’s, lions and elephants within East Harling, with the tall creatures on display in the homes windows. Our amazing manager Kayleigh and activities coordinator Marie are running zoo themed activities within the home, so our residents can play an active part in the display and make their very own creatures for the world to see.
Here you can see our residents creating their cardboard creatures, working as a team and creating three amazing animals to go on display this weekend. They’re going to be painted and finished with details before going on display for the trail.
If you live in East Harling or one of the surrounding villages and you’d like to be involved all the details are in the below poster advertising the zoo day trail.
*We would like to make it very clear that photographs of residents at the zoo are from trips which have taken place over the last few years, and were prior to the lockdown situation*