SUITS and ties came off to be replaced by overalls as staff from a Plymouth office got stuck in at Dartmoor Zoo.
Construction and infrastructure company Morgan Sindall hosted a fundraising quiz, attended by Plymouth Albion, as part of their charity efforts, having already built a tree house and helped to refurbish the zoo’s disabled toilet.
The generous staff raised more than £1,500 for the recently registered charity to pay for integral building works to be completed.
The charity night attracted more than 80 people, including local rugby team, Plymouth Albion.
The money raised will be used to help the zoo build new toilet facilities and buy additional timber. Morgan Sindall’s supply chain has also been involved and has donated materials to help with the completion of the refurbishment works.
The zoo’s owner, Benjamin Mee bought the zoo in 2006, swapping his life as a Guardian columnist for a life of exotic animals and big cats. His story was the subject of a film and a self-penned book.
Carl Heslop, area manager at Morgan Sindall said: “The charity night at Dartmoor Zoo was a great success and it has been wonderful to create such strong relationships with Benjamin, who is an integral part of the local community.
“We were thrilled to be joined by the players from Plymouth Albion Rugby Team, who helped to make the event such a great night, as we raised a significant sum to help Dartmoor Zoo complete the refurbishment works. We would also like to thank the subcontractors for donating the essential materials to help with the building works.”