An appeal by Councillor Jon Hardy (ICG, Syon ward)
I don't know whether you saw the item on the BBC News recently regarding the Tropical Zoo which is currently based in Syon Park: if not it can be viewed here. Look out for Alice Purdy making an emotional appeal for the Zoo's survival.
The Zoo, a rescue centre for endangered species and environmental/educational centre which does a lot of sterling work with young people in the Borough, needs to find a new home as its lease with Lord Percy comes to an end this September. We have found them a new site in the East of the Borough but now they have to raise money to build a new centre in which to house the animals.
I know these are cash-strapped times but if you would consider making a small donation to the Zoo we can keep this valuable resource in the Borough for the education and enjoyment of our young people. For those of you who haven't been it is a great day out.
You can make donations at www.justgiving.com/Alice-Purdy.
Even if you can't afford a donation, please forward this to everyone in your contact list so it gets to those who can.