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raised of £2,000 target by 96 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,180 to Save our Zoo - Raising money for Cedars Nature Centre during Covid 19 winter lockdowns.

    Funded on Friday, 23rd April 2021

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    Cedars Nature Centre is an award winning small community zoo based in the historic Cedars Park, in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire. This year has been extremely tough for everyone, no one on earth has not been affected is some way by the Corona Virus pandemic. Zoos have certainly had their fair share of problems and sadly we have still not received anything from the goverment zoo grant despite applying in September.

    During the first lockdown we were entirely supported by the publics generous donations and without you we would not be here. We cannot thank you enough.

    We couldn't wait to welcome you all back at the end of July! Little did we know that we would have a second lockdown and tier changes that meant that we would be closed for a total of nearly 6 months of 2020!

    Although our doors are closed our running costs are still the same and as we are entirely self funded we currently have no income. Our keepers are still working hard, looking after the animals and making sure their welfare is kept to a high standard.

    We are once again asking you for your help. We are looking to raise £2000 to help with our animal food, animal bedding, heating bill and veterinary care costs during winter.

    We are at the last hurdle of 2020 and we do not want to fall after everything we have fought for during this year. Once we reopen we can finally get an income back into the zoo and work towards our goals for the future.

    If you are able to support us with any amount at all then please donate here.

    If we reach our goal we will be giving away a VIP Tour for 1 family bubble. Please ensure you leave your name next to your donation as we will be randomly selecting a winner.

    If you wish to support us by other means we are very happy to receive any donations of fruit, vegetables and kitchen towel. You can do this by emailing us on

    We really appreciate all the support and donations that you have given us and we hope to see you all in brighter and better 2021.

    Take care and stay safe,

    Team Cedars



    • Stuart Short1 year ago
      Stuart Short

      Stuart Short

      1 year ago

      Hi Everyone, We would just like to say a massive thank you to all of you who have donated to our Save our Zoo fund. We have received no government funding as yet despite applying for the Zoo Animal Fund and so it is no understatement to say that your donations alone are keeping us going. We will update you once we hear if our application for the Zoo Animal Fund has been approved or denied. Thank you, Team Cedars

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    • Julia McCance

      Julia McCance

      Mar 9, 2021

      Good luck with the centre, hope the lovely animals are ok! Julia


    • Anonymous


      Feb 4, 2021

    • Carole


      Jan 24, 2021

      You bring such joy to the community and especially to my granddaughterand her grandparents that I hope you can continue your good work when life returns to normal and your doors are open again.


    • Cheshunt sea cadets

      Cheshunt sea cadets

      Jan 23, 2021

      As a local community charity too, we'd like to help you in fulfilling your target, and to help maintain our local zoo for many years to come.


    • Pete Mason

      Pete Mason

      Jan 23, 2021


    • Anonymous


      Jan 23, 2021

    • Claire Corrie

      Claire Corrie

      Jan 20, 2021

      For Ziggy and Stardust 🙂


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