Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves
Wed 22nd November 2023
A community quiz night at a Derbyshire village venue has raised £600 towards a campaign to save an animal park in the county.
The Stonebroom Community Volunteer Group organised the fun event as part of their ongoing fundraising to purchase Stonebroom Animal Park.
The fundraising evening, which was hosted by Quiz Master Sam, was held at Stonebroom Community Centre on Friday, November 17.
It included a Pie & Pea Supper for participants, as well as General Knowledge and Music quiz rounds.
Quiz goers paid £5 to take part with all funds raised going towards the ‘Save The Animal Park Fund.’
A spokesman for the volunteer group said: “A big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who came out to our second Quiz Night on Friday.
“We had a great evening. You were so generous. We raised a whopping £600 for the ‘Save Our Animal Park Fund.’
“Thank you once again to Deakin’s Family Butchers for the amazing pies, Sam our Quiz Master, everyone who donated prizes for the raffle and all of our wonderful volunteers.
“Keep your eyes peeled for information on our next night.”
Stonebroom Animal Park was first established as part of the Forest School provision at Stonebroom Primary and Nursery School in 2017.
Over the years, the park has become an integral part of the local community and is popular with visitors of all ages thanks to its residents, which include pigs and chickens.
Stonebroom Community Volunteer Group recently acquired the temporary lease for the site and is now fundraising to buy it, securing its future for the local community.
However, the group needs to raise at least £50,000 in order to do so. Volunteers have set up a Go Fund Me page which, at the time of publishing, had raised £1,745 through the online fundraising page.
To donate to the cause go to here
Read more about the campaign to Save Stonebroom Animal Park here
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