5 Cornwall animal charities that need your help

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5 Cornwall animal charities that need your help

Published at 9:34am 1st May 2020. (Updated at 10:02am 1st May 2020)

There has been a lot of goodwill, fundraising and kind gestures shown by many people in recent weeks.

But while we have been in lockdown, we haven’t been able to take the kids to some of Cornwall’s family parks.

Many tourist destinations that rely on donations and the goodwill have been hit and are struggling to make ends meet.

Below are just a handful that would really benefit from your help if you are able.

Any amount, no matter how small, will see it go straight to the care of the animals at these destinations.

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Paradise Park

It costs more than £1,500 a week just for the food for the 1,200 birds and animals at the park in Hayle.

The extended shutdown is putting the park under a lot of pressure financially, and they have started their first ever fund-raiser to help with this - the Paradise Park support fund.

Times are difficult for everyone right now but please consider a small donation if you can.

They will make sure the care for birds, mammals like the red pandas, otters and donkeys, continues at a very high standard so that visitors can experience wildlife close up in years to come. You can help the conservation of rare species.

If you are able to help during the lock down please see their donations page here



Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Cornish Seal Sanctuary

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is a charity that rescues and rehabilitates grey seal pups from around the Cornish coastline.

It costs the charity £23,000 per month for their dedicated animal care team to feed, provide daily care, vital medicines and equipment to the Sanctuary’s residents.

Each season, the sanctuary rehabilitates over 70 seal pups that have been rescued for various reasons, from malnourishment to being separated from their mum.

The Sanctuary also provides a permanent home to animals that need special care from a team of marine animal experts.

The Sanctuary has set up an appeal if you are able to help them.

This would be an enormous help to the Sanctuary to continue looking after the animals in their care.

A donation of any size would go such a long way and help to protect the animals at the Sanctuary that has been a huge part of Cornwall's heritage and an important animal rescue facility for over 60 years. 

You can donate here at their Just Giving page


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The Monkey Sanctuary

Wild Futures is a primate welfare and conservation charity that runs The Monkey Sanctuary, home to 40 monkeys rescued from situations of abuse and neglect from the UK primate pet trade.

Like many, Covid-19 is heavily impacting their charity.

They have lost the two main sources of income they rely on. The truth is, without their income from visitors and their volunteer scheme, they are in very worrying times.

Their main priority is caring for their resident monkeys. They need to make sure that they have food and the medicines they need along with continued care.

If you can, please donate to their emergency appeal today. Share with your friends and family via social media. Every action, every penny counts. No matter how small,

Your contribution will help them to continue caring for the rescued monkey.

You can donate at www.wildfutures.org/donate and follow them on Facebook for updates.


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Newquay Zoo

The animals need you. Although they may be temporarily closed for now, life behind the scenes at the zoo continues.

Their animals eat top quality food, have specialist diets and they need to keep fit and healthy.

Their dedicated keepers and expert vets will continue to do everything they can to care for the animals to the very highest standards.

As a conservation charity, they are asking you for your help to care for their animals during this difficult time.

This is an uncertain time for everyone, but any donation however big or small will make a huge difference towards the day to day care of their animals, until they can re-open.

If you are able to donate, you can do so here


National Lobster Hatchery

National Lobster Hatchery

As a small charity that relies on the income generated from your visits, the current closure will prove very difficult for the Hatchery.

However, safety and wellbeing of staff, volunteers, local community and visitors has to be put first and foremost at this unprecedented time.

All their lobsters and marine creatures will still receive full care and attention and their dedicated ‘Team Lobster’ will continue working hard (from their isolated burrows) to try and keep their charitable mission going!

At this very difficult time, they need your help more than ever.

Find out the different ways you can support the National Lobster Hatchery here

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