1st Newquay Beavers are raising money for Newquay Zoo

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1st Newquay Beavers are raising money for Newquay Zoo

Published at 5:43pm 25th June 2020. (Updated at 5:46pm 25th June 2020)

1st Newquay Beavers have undertaken a challenge to raise as much money are they can for Newquay Zoo.

The 52 beaver scouts, aged between six and eight, despite being unable to take part in face to face scouting, have been taking on challenges set by the leaders. 

The Beavers have been provided with a mission a week and the latest challenge is 'Zoom for the Zoo'. 

For four weeks, the children are being encouraged to cycle or walk daily in order to raise as much money as possible for the charity. 

A Just Giving page has been set up, and has already reached over £3,300. 

'We are completely overwhelmed by the local community support and are now being approached to have t-shirts made to promote us and the zoo further, we have been offered a sponsorship for this from a local company. 

We are so grateful to everyone who has donated as well as being super proud of our children for being little heroes in blue'

Vicki Bramhall - 1st Newquay Beaver Leader 

But the challenge doesn't stop there!

The leaders have also instigated 'Kindness for Keepers' where they're asking the Beaver Scouts to drop off a treat or a picture to the zoo staff as a thank you, as well as, 'Grow Ape' an initiative to drop off vegetables for the animals, which have been grown as part of their gardening badges during lockdown.

1st Newquay Beavers

Staff at Newquay Zoo have responded to the amazing fundraising effort by posting a thank you to their social media.

With a few more weeks of the challenge to go, there is still time to donate. For more information, check out their Just Giving page, here.

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