Dinosaurs Unleashed Teams up with a London Charity

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Competition Entrants can Help Charity

Ever since February, the area around North Greenwich (London) has resounded to the roars and bellows of the dinosaurs and other amazing prehistoric animals that make up the Dinosaurs Unleashed exhibition.  This attraction featuring huge animatronic models of amazing beasts such as Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops has teamed up with London’s oldest children’s hospice – Richard House to enable this charity to benefit from donations every time a person enters the Dinosaurs Unleashed competition to win one of its life-sized dinosaur replicas.

Dinosaurs Unleashed

This link-up will see the hospice benefit every time someone texts into the Dinosaurs Unleashed competition to win one of the exhibitions amazing dinosaur models. The exhibition opened at The O2 arena in February. Dinosaurs Unleashed is the UK’s largest life-size dinosaur adventure that gives visitors a unique chance to experience some of the most iconic and awe-inspiring creatures to walk the earth.

Featuring twenty-five life-size dinosaurs, a prehistoric aquarium (CGI), holographic video presentations by wildlife expert Chris Packham, real and replica fossils, interactives galore and more than 40 educational interpretation panels, this unique exhibition has been developed to appeal to family audiences, especially budding young palaeontologists aged  two to twelve.

Nicky Allison, Dinosaurs Unleashed director, said

“When deciding which charity we should support, it was a unanimous decision that it should be a children’s hospice.  Not only can we provide a cash injection, but we can also offer its children, their siblings and their parents a unique and memorable experience at our life-size dinosaur exhibition a brief respite from their otherwise very stressful lives.

Richard House is very close to us at The O2 and it is important for us to support the local community. The professionalism of the staff and the organisation, their relentless fund-raising and enthusiasm for our partnership made the choice of charity very easy.”

The Dinosaurs Unleashed Competition Information

Picture credit: Dinosaurs Unleashed

To read more about Dinosaurs Unleashed and to enter the competition to win a replica dinosaur, see the Dinosaur’s Unleashed website: please note this competition has now closed.

Richard House Children’s Hospice cares for 250 families of children with life-limiting, life-threatening and complex health-care conditions from across east and north east London.  It needs to bring in £3.1 million each year, and because of this huge fund-raising ask, support from groups such as Dinosaurs Unleashed is essential.

Viv Talbot, Richard House community fund-raising manager, commented:

“Richard House is delighted to be associated with such an excellent exhibition as Dinosaurs Unleashed.  The money raised from the text competition will be used for the care of the children at the hospice.  Every penny raised is needed to continue the work we do here.  This is a fun way of donating whilst having the golden opportunity of winning a dinosaur model.  If 1,000 people took up the challenge of entering the competition this would raise £1,000 for the hospice – sufficient to pay for a child to stay at the hospice for 24 hours.”

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For models and replicas of prehistoric animals: Bullyland Prehistoric Animal Models and Figures.