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Closed 27/07/2019

£370raised of £100 target by 17 supporters

    Weʼve raised £370 to help to raise funds for Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre after recent fire which destroyed enclosures and killed animals

    Funded on Saturday, 27th July 2019

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    As some of you may have already heard, on Monday 25th March 2019 there was a fire that broke out at Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre which destroyed enclosures and more sadly took the lives of their 3 giant tortoises, Todd, Thelma and Louise, their beautiful meerkat Bazil and their entire colony of fruit bats.

    We as a family we have visited the centre many of times, as well as Alfie having the opportunity of a having a zoo keepers experience there where his love for their animals really grew. Alfie was particularly fond of Todd, so much so that he even named his first tortoise after him. Naturally Alfie was heartbroken after hearing about the news of the fire but strongly felt like he needed to do something to help.

    After putting our heads together Alfie has decided that he would like to do a sponsored 9 mile bike ride in The Peaks with his dad. As Alfie has only recently started to ride his bike properly and has only been out on a couple of bike rides, this will no doubt be a challenge. We are yet to choose a date but will update in the near future as to when it will take place.

    We appreciate that some of you may have already donated to Gentleshaw however if you havent and feel like supporting Alfie, he will be extremely grateful of any help towards his target. All funds raised will be donated to Gentleshaw in the memory of Todd, Thelma, Louise, Bazil and the bats.

    We would also just like to say how proud we are of Alfie, at just 8 years old, he never fails at being kind and considerate to others. He is thoughtful and passionate about animals, no matter how small. #liveandletlive ❤️



    • Kayleigh Whitehurst6 months ago
      Kayleigh Whitehurst

      Kayleigh Whitehurst

      6 months ago

      Just to let you all know that Alfie completed his bike ride last Monday (22/4). He completed 10.6 miles in just over an hour and a half :-) We are super proud of him. We hopefully will visit Gentleshaw next weekend to give them the money raised. Thanks again for your support ❤️

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    • Kayleigh Whitehurst6 months ago
      Kayleigh Whitehurst

      Kayleigh Whitehurst

      6 months ago

      Just to let you all know that Alfie and Drew have planned to do their bike ride tomorrow (22/4). Thanks again for all of your support

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    • Kayleigh Whitehurst7 months ago
      Kayleigh Whitehurst

      Kayleigh Whitehurst

      7 months ago

      Just to say thank you to everyone that has so far donated. Alfie is so pleased to have all of your support. He has been out on an 8 mile bike ride today in preparation for his sponsored ride. As soon as his new bike is delivered we will be able to plan a date. Here is a picture of him from today ❤️

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    7 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 4/27/2019 17.48



    • Anonymous


      Apr 23, 2019

      Well Done Alfie xxx


    • Michael Stones

      Michael Stones

      Apr 22, 2019


    • Keith faffer evans

      Keith faffer evans

      Apr 22, 2019

      Well done on your bike ride young un


    • Anonymous


      Apr 21, 2019


    • Grandad Cheese and Chrissy

      Grandad Cheese and Chrissy

      Apr 20, 2019

      Great work Alfie ,what a wonderful thing you are doing .Grandad Cheese and Chrissy are so proud of you We love you loads xxxx


    • Kay Whitehurst

      Kay Whitehurst

      Apr 19, 2019

      We are so proud of you ❤️

    • Melissa Lawson

      Melissa Lawson

      Apr 16, 2019


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