|Dara O'Briain And His Friends Go Wild!
Chiswick comedian to host a stellar night of live comedy in aid of The Tropical Zoo
Chiswick comedian Dara O'Briain will host a stellar night of live comedy in aid of Syon Park's Tropical Zoo on Sunday 6th March at the Hammersmith Apollo.
Alongside Dara, 'An Evening with Dara O Briain and Friends - Comedy Goes Wild' will feature a fantastic line up of first class comedians including; Shappi Khorsandi, Rich Hall, Mike Wilmot, Marcus Brigstocke, Daniel Sloss plus more to be announced.
Funds raised from the event will go towards helping The Tropical Zoo, whose lease on the Syon Park property expired last September, with its move to a site adjacent to the Hounslow Urban Farm on land owned by the London Borough of Hounslow.
Despite having almost eight years notice to leave Syon Park, The Tropical Zoo found it very difficult to find a suitable alternative site. They were given a reprieve of twelve months which will take them up to September 2011.
Once The Zoo has vacated, the building it currently occupies will be demolished and the area restored back to parkland which will be accessible to the general public via the permissive footpath which enters Syon Park through the Duchess Gate on London Road.
Tony Purdy, the owner of The Tropical Zoo said “I am extremely grateful to both the Syon Estate and The Ability Group in allowing me to stay on at Syon Park for a further twelve months in order to allow me to complete my move to the Hounslow Urban Farm. This extra year allows us to build our new visitor centre, which will provide better homes for our rescued animals. It also allows us to continue our important education and conservation work with local schools and families, who we would like to thank for their continued support over the last 20 years..”
Speaking about the fundraiser Tom said: "Dara is a really great guy doing this for us."
February 23, 2011