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Edinburgh Zoo Walking On Broken Glass

Updated on June 4, 2011

Walking on Broken Glass

Edinburgh Zoo has put plans of a firewalk behind them this year. To be different volunteers will be walking on broken glass. All in the name of charity of course.

It is hoped that around 60 people will put a brave foot forward and walk barefoot along a twenty foot path of shards of glass to raise money for zoo conservation and education projects. It is hoped that each of the brave contestants will raise sponsorship money to a minimum of £150. The combined cash should make a sizeable difference.

This is definitely a fundraiser with a difference. It is hoped that there are no injuries.

Broken Glass

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Projects around the World

Zoos around the world do their best to come up with original ideas not only to promote their work but to raise funds so that they can do more.

There are good zoos and bad zoos. The bad ones are only concerned about how much cash they can put into their pockets. For the good zoos, and Edinburgh figures prominently amongst these, every aspect of their work is a science. Fund raising allows Edinburgh Zoo to continue its good work, not only in Scotland, but in financing projects around the world.

Walking on Broken Glass


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  • CMHypno profile image


    8 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

    Lets hope that they raise lots of money and that nobody hurts themselves.

  • Peter Dickinson profile imageAUTHOR

    Peter Dickinson 

    8 years ago from South East Asia

    I reckon they will have weighed up the pro's and con's. A little risk is good for the body.

  • the pink umbrella profile image

    the pink umbrella 

    8 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me. i the only one who thinks they should have picked a different promotion technique? Someone could get really hurt.

  • Peter Dickinson profile imageAUTHOR

    Peter Dickinson 

    8 years ago from South East Asia

    Thank you Alison Graham.

  • Alison Graham profile image

    Alison Graham 

    8 years ago from UK

    Annie Lennox as part of a great Hub - a winning combination. Thanks for the info about Edinburgh Zoo, I had not heard about this - I hope they succeed.

  • Peter Dickinson profile imageAUTHOR

    Peter Dickinson 

    8 years ago from South East Asia

    theherbivorehippi - I too am an Annie Lennox fan. It seemed an appropriate use. Thanks for visiting.

  • theherbivorehippi profile image


    8 years ago from Holly, MI

    Very interesting concept! I hope they raise the money they are aiming for!!! Oh and great video....I LOVE Annie Lennox!!!

  • Peter Dickinson profile imageAUTHOR

    Peter Dickinson 

    8 years ago from South East Asia

    Edinburgh Zoo does good work.

  • Hello, hello, profile image

    Hello, hello, 

    8 years ago from London, UK

    Thank you spreading the information which helps. Wish them great success.

  • Peter Dickinson profile imageAUTHOR

    Peter Dickinson 

    8 years ago from South East Asia

    Hmrjmr1 - So do I. Thanks for reading.

  • Hmrjmr1 profile image


    8 years ago from Georgia, USA

    A noble endeavor I wish them well


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