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Kayleigh Whitehurst

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£395raised of £100 target by 16 supporters

Weʼre raising £100 to help to raise funds for Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre after recent fire which destroyed enclosures and killed animals

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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 ❤️

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  • Kayleigh Whitehurst2 days ago
    Kayleigh Whitehurst

    Kayleigh Whitehurst

    2 days 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 Whitehurst23 days ago
    Kayleigh Whitehurst

    Kayleigh Whitehurst

    23 days 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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Page last updated on: 4/22/2019 20.00



  • 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


  • Anonymous


    Apr 16, 2019

    Good luck Alfie you can do it. love Grandpa.xxxx


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