Hook’s FREE Wildlife and Half Term Fun day on Wednesday 14th February saw over 500 people visiting Hook Community Centre during the course of the day. Safari Pete educated and entertained children, parents and grandparents with his interesting facts about the animals he has rescued or re-homed and kept them all enthralled with details of the conservation work he has been involved in around the world.
There were lots of competitions to enter with Interplay products to be won including a Worm World, Ant World and Triops. The children all had a great time taking part in an animal hunt which encouraged them to visit all the stalls. Organisations such as Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, Hart Rangers, Hook in Bloom and the RSPB all supported the day with wildlife activities and teaching the children about their organisations. The RSPB and the Wildlife Trust recruited 11 new members between them. Tesco sponsored the refreshments which raised funds for The Base and Hook In Bloom.
The day was made possible and free at a drab time of year, thanks to a grant from County Councillor Jonathan Glen’s devolved budget. This was not the first time that Jonathan Glen had come to Hook Village Halls aid as previously he has granted money for Table Tennis Tales, Lighting, leaflets and the new website.
“It was a super day,” said Hook Village Halls volunteer director, Sue Hinton. “It was great to see so many people having fun and enjoying their community centre on a dull, wet day in February.”