As the summer departs and the freeze begins, many of us want to get together with friends before the big pre-Christmas hibernation sets in.
Now the Zoological Society of East Anglia (known as ZSEA and said “ZEE”) has created an event called The “ZSEA dinner party weekend” that will encourage people from across Norfolk to get together with friends in order to raise money for animal conservation.
The idea is a simple one – hosting a dinner party for friends & family and in exchange asking for a charitable donation. The Society provides a fundraising pack to those that want to sign up – which includes an array of recipes from top local chefs, a guide on hosting your party, fun games, place cards and some information about the charity.
The Society is aiming to have everyone host their friends on the weekend of Friday 14th– Sunday 16th October, so that they can celebrate together at about the same time as many animals start to head off towards hibernation and our landscape changes to stand splendid in all of its Autumnal glory.
Recipes have been prepared by an eclectic mix of regional chefs, such as Fran Hartshorne, the Head Chef at the White Horse, Brancaster, Chris Coubrough from Flying Kiwi Inns and Regis Crepy from The Great House Hotel and Restaurant in Lavenham
The variety of suggested menus available match almost all cooking abilities- and there is no reason that you couldn’t just cook your own signature dish anyway.
The event has its own website, dinnerparty.org.uk where participants can sign up to receive their free fundraising pack through the post.
Michael Kitching, the Head of Fundraising for the Society said “I hope that local people across Norfolk will get behind the campaign, the Zoological Society is one of Norfolk’s special secrets, working and funding work all over the world to help protect wildlife and the environment.”
“As a Society we are now in our fourth year of operation. Funding we have provided has led to breakthroughs such as specially protected areas for Snow Leopards in Mongolia and the breeding of critically endangered Vultures & Tigers. We also provide expertise around the world, with our conservation staff regularly involved in work both in the UK and overseas.”
“By hosting a dinner party with friends, participants will be making a personal and direct impact on some of the world’s most endangered species.”
To sign up visit dinnerparty.org.uk or call 01953 715371 today. By signing up for a fundraising pack, participants will be entered to a prize draw for lunch for two at the Great House Restaurant, Lavenham.