Rydal Penrhos: FORPS member braves the shave for zoo
July 7, 2020

A member of Rydal Penrhos school’s parent group has braved the shave in order to raise funds for a prominent North Wales tourist attraction.

Tracey Toulmin, who is the mother of Year 9 pupil Hermoine-Rose, is part of the Friends of Rydal Penrhos Committee and took on a special fundraising effort for the Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn Bay.

The zoo has undergone some financial hardship during the coronavirus lockdown, which has prevented them from opening due to social distancing measures.

They did receive some good news from the Welsh Government recently regarding their reopening, and the zoo is planning to officially welcome the public once again from Monday, July 13.

Tracy’s fundraising effort for the zoo involved a head shave, which received a wealth of donations from keen supporters.

She went through with the shave on Monday, June 29, and the incredible gesture raised more than £1,800 for the zoo.

This is a series of charity efforts from the Rydal Penrhos community relating to an attraction that is close to the school’s heart.

Year 6 pupil Cameron Pye scaled the equivalent of Mount Everest in 56 days using stairs at his home, and Year 5’s Robyn Borg-Barthet also raised hundreds for the cause with her own social media campaign.

Rydal Penrhos is now able to offer socially distanced tours to prospective pupils and their families. For more information email admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or book online at https://rydal.wpengine.com/open-days-visits.