On Saturday 1st April, Carly and I were privileged to be part of the launch of the Zoological Society of Hertfordshire, a Charity set up by Paradise Wildlife Park with the aim of raising funds for wildlife conservation projects in the UK and around the World.
We have worked closely with the Park for over 25 years and being a family business too, have always felt a close alliance to them. Over the years, we’ve printed a range of products for them from their corporate stationery (business cards, letterheads, compliment slips, envelopes, folders) and various leaflets to park maps, experience certificates and most recently an amazing fabric exhibition stand.
Fred and Den were originally invited to attend the launch but as they were already booked up on that day (enjoying a trip to the West End to see 42nd Street, their Christmas present from myself and Carly) we were able to go in their place, and in all honesty we were glad they couldn’t go as we’d have missed out!
An absolutely incredible day was laid on for us and around a couple of hundred more guests. It was a beautiful sunny day and we were greeted walking into the gorgeous Marquee by an authentic African band. After picking up our name badges and goody bags, we had a quick snap in front of the brilliant fabric backdrop we produced then found a seat to enjoy a nice glass of Prosecco whilst we admired the interior of the marquee, which was adorned with animal printed fabric on the ceilings as well as table runners and chair sashes. The décor was done by another one of our clients, Beaumont Displays.
After a speech by Lynn Whitnall, one of the Directors, we set off outside to Penguin Falls, for the official opening of this new exhibit.
Then, it was back to the Marquee to enjoy some sumptuous street food and as there was so much on offer, we queued up twice – once for Paella and once for Mexican chilli! We finished this off with some yummy little desserts and a cup full of penny sweets from the sweetie stand, conveniently parked up right by our table!
To finish the day off, the African band got the crowd going with their infectious music and acrobatics, then they were joined by women dressed as tigers and zebras wearing amazing costumes, like something from the musical Lion King. Check out more photos from the day on our Facebook page!
All in all it was a brilliant day and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! We wish everyone at Paradise Park and the Zoological Society of Hertfordshire every success in the future and look forward to supporting them for many more years to come.