When we come into Dragonfly HQ on a Monday morning it’s hard to predict where the week will take us. On this particular Monday we received a request from the family of a young boy who has spent most of the year very unwell. The little boy, Mark, is a huge animal lover and his family approached Josie’s Dragonfly Trust to arrange a special day for them at Colchester Zoo.
Our Dragonfly Dream Team were on the case straight away and with help from the lovely staff at Colchester Zoo, they had everything in place for the family to visit the following week.
Both Mark and his younger brother were VIPs for the day and gained backstage access to the animal enclosures along with an expert zoo keeper as their chaperone. Their day began by giving the giraffes their breakfast, before getting up close and personal with the meerkats and aardvarks in their enclosures. The boys were then given backstage access to see the big cat enclosure and meet the tigers in a keeper area not usually open to the public.
Mark’s mum, Samantha said