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£1,205
raised of £4,000 target by 65 supporters

Weʼre raising £4,000 to help to continue to feed, carry out essential maintenance, provide enrichment, electricity and the best homes for the animals at NWRE

Anglesey, North Wales

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🙏At North West Reptile Encounters we seeking your help🙏

We ask you, from the bottom of our hearts to please help, however you can, be it sharing this page or donating, even a few pence will help! 🤞🤞🤞

We are a young company, just coming to the end of our second year. Which means we haven't had a huge amount of time to build up a large rainy day fund. What we have saved, is very unlikely to last until the end of the pandemic.

We've poured everything we have over the last two years to provide homes for over 100 animals consisting of over 50 species and to introduce you, your friends, colleagues and family to the wonderful and misunderstood world of reptiles. We've visited schools, Universities, homes, parties, summer events, care homes, provided one on one sessions and consultations all around the north-west UK. Our number one priority right now is to not allow the pandemic to affect the care of our animals and to be able to provide you with encounters once this is over.

Working with the public means that Covid-19 has halted all of our operations, this means no income, there hasn't been any for the last 5 weeks and there won't be until the pandemic is over. We're currently running on our savings but these are unlikely to last for long, especially if the current situations runs into summer, our busiest period.

Without you, we will NOT be able to stay afloat! 🙏🙏🙏

If we can raise these funds, it would be amazing, not just for the animals but also because we can continue to provide you with wild and educational experiences across the north-west UK once this is over!

So we are desperately looking for your support to raise £4000. If we can do this and stay afloat until the end of the Covid-19 pandemic we'll be providing you all with brilliant offers and discounts to say a huge thank you. We've already announced a couple on our page!

With so many animals and a diverse range of of species, it costs a lot to maintain them. From feed, electricity, bedding, lighting and more. To give you some idea of where your money would go;

🐢£2 a day would feed one of our sulcata tortoises, we know many of you love Eugene and Ginny!🐢

💡£4 would provide electricity for all of the reptiles for one day, we have solar panels but they don't quite cut it with all of the lights which are a necessity when heating reptiles.💡

🐍£1 would feed one of our smaller royal pythons for the week.🐍

🐍£3 would provide food for Banana, our Burmese python, we know she's one of your favourites!🐍

🐜£5 would buy enough livefood (insects) to feed all of our lizards for one day, we aim to breed our own but we're not quite there yet in terms of quantity.🐜

These are just a few examples. As things are beginning to hatch now and we move into the breeding season, we're bound to have even more unexpected costs. We really hope you can help us, even if it's just a share on social media, it goes a long way and we really appreciate it! 🤞🤞🤞

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    65

    • Gillian hill

      Gillian hill

      Jun 29, 2020

      £10.00

    • Margaret Williams x

      Margaret Williams x

      Jun 11, 2020

      £10.00

    • Margaret williams

      Margaret williams

      Jun 11, 2020

      keep up the good work 👏

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 7, 2020

      £5.00

    • Siôn Aron

      Siôn Aron

      Jun 2, 2020

      By doing this I hope you make your mum happy and shave off your beard too lol

      £30.00

    • Karl

      Karl

      May 16, 2020

      £50.00

    • Charlotte

      Charlotte

      May 9, 2020

      You are doing an amazing job! <3

      £20.00

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