Colchester Zoo’s Emergency Operating Fund

Your support is critical – now more than ever

Colchester Zoo is so much more than ‘a zoo’ – our mission is to protect and care for wildlife and their habitats. Everything we do is with conservation in mind, animals are our passion.

Every little helps and all the donations add up to help us to pay our daily running costs!

Here is just some of the ways your money could help;

£20.00 can care for one of our Spider monkeys for a day.
Colchester Zoo cares for 7 Colombian black spider monkeys.

£30.00 will feed one of our Sealions their quota of fish for a day. 
We have 5 female sealions living at Colchester Zoo.

£40.00 will cover a day’s food for one of our White rhinos.
These 6 gentle giants consume a huge amount each day.

We are grateful for any amount that you can donate to Colchester Zoo.

Text to Donate:

Make a one-off or monthly donation to Colchester Zoo’s charity Action for the Wild with a simple TEXT message!
Find out more on the options below:

You can now make a one-off donation to Colchester Zoo’s charity Action for the Wild via a simple TEXT message!

How to donate:
Simply text the word ZOO plus the amount you wish to donate to 70450
 
For example:
To donate £5 text ZOO5 to 70450. If you wish to opt out of marketing, text ZOONOINFO 5 to 70450
 
Important Info:
Texts cost your donation amount plus one standard rate message, you will also be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you would like to donate but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text ‘ZOONOINFO’ plus the amount you donated to 70450.
Making a monthly donation to Colchester Zoo’s charity Action for the Wild couldn’t be simpler!
 
How to donate:
Text ACTION plus the amount you wish to donate to 70460 to donate that amount each month!
 
For example:
To donate £3 a month text ACTION3 to 70460. If you wish to opt out of marketing, text ACTIONNOINFO 3 to 70460
 
Important Info:
Texts cost your donation amount plus two standard rate messages and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to donate but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text ACTIONNOINFO plus the amount you donated to 70460.

Donate via a Bank Transfer

Alternatively you can make a bank transfer using online banking to the following account:

Alternatively you can make a bank transfer using online banking to the following account:
Colchester Zoo Ltd Donations Account
Sort Code: 20-65-68
Account Number: 53759830

If you choose to donate via direct bank transfer, please email enquiries@colchesterzoo.org to let us know.

Setting up a crowd funding page

If you would like to set up a crowd funding page on GoFundMe to help raise funds for Colchester Zoo please read our key information below:

If you would like to set up a crowd funding page on GoFundMe, please allocate Colchester Zoo as the beneficiary of the funds when the money is withdrawn.
 
In order to do this, when you click on the withdrawal of funds from your account, please add the details Rebecca Moore into the beneficiary name section and use Rebecca@colchesterzoo.org
 
This will then send Rebecca Moore, our Director of Conservation, Education and Research, an email to accept the donations and to set up the zoo’s bank account. Thereafter, on a periodic basis, the funds will be deposited directly into our emergency appeal. This is a quicker way to make the withdrawal and ensures we get the funds as quickly as possible.
 
Do note, that if the first withdrawal isn’t activated within 30 days of the first donation then the funds are held by GoFundMe for consideration, and if the first withdrawal isn’t activated within 90 days, then donations are returned to the donor. It is therefore important this is set up from the start so that you can continue to raise funds and the zoo receives them regularly.
Thank you so much for your ongoing support, all of your kind words and messages go a long way in keeping up the Colchester Zoo team morale.  Stay safe everyone.

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