Drusillas Park supports Young Carers
Care for the Carers offers invaluable support to some of the most challenged young people in our community. The Young Carers team work with 8 -19 year olds, who provide substantial physical or emotional care for a member of their family. The service offers one-to-one support, as well as activities, clubs and trips which allow
the children to have a break from their responsibilities and enjoy being young.
Throughout 2012, Care for the Carers had an ongoing presence at Drusillas with collecting tins in the retail outlets as well as a permanent display cabinet at the Park. Serval cat, Kariba was chosen by Care for the Carers to represent them at the zoo with 20% of any adoption proceeds for her donated to the charity. Drusillas also undertook fundraising on behalf of the charity, with money collected during a staff quiz night and donated by customers at the new Winter Wonderland attraction at Christmas.
Managing Director, Christine Smith presented a cheque to Care for the Carers’
Managing Director, Christine Smith added: “Drusillas was delighted to support Care for the Carers during 2012 and to help raise valuable funds for this extremely worthwhile charity. We are now looking forward to supporting Variety the Children’s Charity in 2013.”