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Australian Reptile Park continues to support children’s charities with ‘Pay Discover Forward’ program

Australian Reptile Park continues to support children’s charities with ‘Pay Discover Forward’ program
October 9, 2021

Australian Reptile Park continues to support children’s charities with ‘Pay Discover Forward’ program

In early July 2021, the Australian Reptile Park introduced its ‘Pay Discover Forward’ program where NSW residents can “pay it forward’ with their Discover NSW Vouchers and the Australian Reptile Park will donate a double pass to charity on their behalf.

After two months of this initiative, the Australian Reptile Park has already gifted $500,000 to its charity partners Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia (Sydney, Greater Western Sydney & Northern NSW Chapters), Make-A-Wish Australia, Kids With Cancer Foundation, Central Coast Kids In Need and Barnardos Australia.

They hope that with support from the community, they can increase that number by ten-fold now the voucher program has been extended to finish on 30th June 2022 by the NSW government.

With the voucher extension, two of the charities were overwhelmed with the success and decided to cease participation. In their place Challenge Community Services have been added to the charity line up alongside existing partners Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia (Sydney, Greater Western Sydney & Northern NSW Chapters), Kids With Cancer Foundation and Barnardos Australia.

Not only can participants feel good about helping children in need, but they will also receive a $25 Discount Voucher for the Australian Reptile Park to use once the Park reopens after the current COVID lockdown. This discount is valid until the end of June 2022 to align with the government extending the program.

Australian Reptile Park Director, Liz Gabriel advises “All kids deserve to experience the wonders of wildlife. As our way of paying the love forward, for every online Discover Voucher redemption through our website, we will be gifting a double pass to children and families in need, within their organisation.

“Not only do you get to help us support the happiness of kids who need it most, but you’ll also get $25 to use for a visit to the Australian Reptile Park! That means that you and those most vulnerable in our community get to reconnect with nature after the COVID lockdown lifts and the Australian Reptile Park reopens once again.”

Linda Nas, National Marketing Manager for the Kids With Cancer Foundation added “To put a smile on a child’s face whilst they are going through cancer treatment is priceless. To take time out from hospital appointments with doctors, waiting rooms and the confines of their own homes, makes the world of difference to a child with cancer. We are so excited to be part of the Pay It Forward Campaign with the Australian Reptile Park, to be able to pass on tickets to the sick kids and their families, gives them a bit more normal throughout this journey.”

Gabriel continued “There are so many children and families who need extra help and if we can give them something to look forward to after lockdown, that makes it all worth it for us. We want them to just be kids again and discover the wonders of wildlife.”

For those interested in helping give the gift of happiness to sick children and their families, you can pay your Discover NSW Voucher forward at www.reptilepark.com.au/paydiscoverforward before 30th June 2022. 

The Australian Reptile Park also recently announced that once it reopens, it will be accepting Dine NSW Vouchers at its on-site kiosk, the Hard Croc Café. Visitors can also use their Discover NSW Vouchers on-site at Reception & the Gift Shop before they expire after 30th June 2022.

The Australian Reptile Park is located in the natural bush setting of the Central Coast of NSW, only 30 minutes from the start of the M1.  The Australian Reptile Park will reopen after NSW Government COVID restrictions are lifted. After reopening, the Park will welcome visitors every day from 9am-5pm, with complimentary parking and BBQ facilities.

For updates about reopening, visit www.reptilepark.com.au 

Image courtesy of Australian Reptile Park

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