SBH Scotland get invited to Dreamnight at the Zoo!
Blair Drummond Safari Park quietly opened its gates after hours on Friday 1st June for an exclusive event, and Spinal Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland (SBH Scotland) was delighted to be involved.
‘Dreamnight at the Zoo’ is a special event that is held globally and hosted by over 300 zoos, safari parks and aquariums across 35 countries.
Dreamnight allows children and families who are living with life-long illnesses or disabilities to enjoy a memorable evening together. Blair Drummond Safari Park hosted its first Dreamnight in 2009.
This year the special evening took place between 6:00pm and 9:00pm on Friday 1st June and 1000 tickets were given to invited children and their families for a VIP experience with entertainment, refreshments and an early evening tour of the Safari Park. The families attended free of charge and their invites were allocated through charity partners. We were delighted to be given 75 briefs to pass to SBH Scotland families.
It was a very successful evening which allowed our families to have an enjoyable and unique experience with each other in a relaxing environment with other families. SBH Scotland was delighted to have been able to be a part of the event and grateful to have been invited.
Gary Gilmour Park Manager at Blair Drummond Safari Park comments: “Many of the families invited through our charity partners face challenges on a daily basis, and we’re very happy that we are able to host them for this memorable evening. Our event took place with the help of Safari Park staff, volunteers, suppliers, and supporters such as the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Police Scotland - we’re grateful for their commitment to make it happen.”
Event organiser and Head of Education at Blair Drummond Safari Park Katie Macfarlane said: “I’m delighted to have helped create this memorable experience for our guests- it was a very special event to organise and be part of. The families who attended all seemed to have a fantastic night. Thanks to all those who attended and volunteered on the night – we couldn’t do it without them.”
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