(Posted on 09/08/13)
At Zebra we like to do our bit for the local community. This year has seen us continue to be involved with several charities and numerous fundraising events.
Our director, Clara Hughes, sits on the board of local childrenâ€™s charity, Empowering Youth Foundation (EYF). Over the last few months we have helped the charity with its website content management, media relations and social media updates. We have also provided operational advice and support, and joined in with fun-days and mass participation events, by helping with the running and management of the days. And of course letâ€™s not forget our annual Big Chester Wine Quiz, which raises funds for the charity too!
2013 has seen Zebra become involved with Merseyside-based childrenâ€™s charity, Stick â€˜nâ€™ Step. Zebra offered its support and services to Stick â€˜nâ€™ Step, which provides conductive education to children with cerebral palsy, both in the lead-up to and during its television appearance in this yearâ€™s Comic Relief campaign. We are delighted to announce we are now working with the charity going forward.
We have also signed up to undertake the Zip Wire Challenge, Europeâ€™s fastest zipwire, to raise funds for Welsh cancer charity Tenovus. The zipwire reaches speeds of up to 100mph and is 500ft above a mountain lake in Penrhyn Quarry in Bethesda.
With its array of charity successes, Zebra is on track to have another good year â€“ and long may it continue. Watch this space for an announcement on how hoola hooping is going to be raising awareness and funds for Breast Cancer later in the year too.