A recent announcement has unveiled that Chester Zoo has now released 5,000 free tickets for the use of not-for-profits organisations, charities and community groups across the country.
The tickets are being provided as part of the zoo’s initiative, called the Charity Connections Scheme, to help people from various low-income groups to visit the zoo and learn about its ongoing mission to prevent the extinction of the world’s rare and endangered species.
Tickets released by the conservation zoo are designed to support people throughout the UK who have, up until now, faced barriers to visiting the Chester landmark. Conservationists from the zoo have stated that the scheme was developed to help connect a wide range of people with the natural world.
Conservation Education and Engagement Manager for the zoo, Nicola Buckley, commented:
“If your organisation works with young people, those with additional needs or disabilities, minority ethnic groups or low-income families with financial difficulties, we want to connect those people with nature, too.”
She added that by visiting the highly threatened 27,000 animals that live on-site, Chester Zoo hopes people will feel empowered to start living sustainably within their own lives and learn about the zoo’s efforts to stop extinction.
Each community group, charity and non-profit organisation can now apply for up to 150 free admission tickets by applying via a form on Chester Zoo’s official website. All applications must be completed by October 31 and ticket will be allocated to eligible groups.