Hundreds of tenants and their families enjoyed a day out at our Zoo thanks to the generosity of Cartrefi Conwy.
Cartrefi Conwy supported us greatly at our community weekend. Their support meant more than 500 tickets were provided to tenants and other local people for the fun day out over our Community Weekend. They joined forces with community action group Together for Colwyn Bay and the zoo to organise the event.
Charlotte Dykes, the zoo’s marketing manager, said: "The zoo charity’s running costs whilst we were closed were more than £100,000 a month”.
"Combine that with lost income whilst we were closed, and the crisis we found ourselves in was the worst the zoo has ever faced in its 58-year history."
“After hearing about the zoo's problems from residents’ action group Together for Colwyn Bay, members of the community team at Cartrefi Conwy, which has more than 4,000 homes, decided they wanted to help”.
Cartrefi Conwy managing director Katie Clubb said:
"We all know it’s been a really tough time for lots of local businesses. As part of our commitment to delivering social value at Cartrefi Conwy, we are keen to support local businesses recovering following the pandemic and we are really proud to be supporting the zoo in this way”.