Kumba & Vigo's New Home!

Posted on September 27, 2019


As a Charity, we rely heavily on support from corporate sponsors and so we were delighted when construction company Willmott Dixon South decided that we would be an ideal location for its annual challenge. As well as being a great test of ingenuity and skill for their staff this has proved to be a lot of fun and, most importantly, it has encouraged them to give something back.

Our relationship started with a corporate day, where staff helped us with some clearing on the site. They were fascinated by our new additions, Kumba and Vigo, and their story. Once the boys had arrived and had met with the team there was no going back. The company, with generous support from its supply chain, agreed to design and build new lion accommodation. All skill sets and labour for the entire project is being donated which enables the Zoo to deliver a beautiful and state of the art new home for a fraction of the price.

We still need to raise the money to cover the cost of the both the build materials and an enclosure upgrade, and so we are looking for sponsors to be a part of this thrilling journey. It is now up to us to fit it out and we are offering you a unique opportunity to get on board with us to do this. We have created a list of items that can be sponsored in order to complete the project and would love for you to spread the word for us to anyone you think may be interested in sponsoring something. Please click this link to access the document of required items Sponsorship Form September 2019.

If you would like to pledge sponsorship please use our JustGiving page here. Alternatively, if you would like to discuss a more bespoke sponsorship arrangement then please contact us on fundraising@isleofwightzoo.com