THIS fundraiser in Bishop's Waltham was a roaring success.

Dozens of residents across the village came together to recreate a zoo using toy animals.

Children were able to visit neighbouring driveways to see each exhibit, which included a fact sheet on the species.

Organisers Gary and Sarah Munday said that £1,186 has been raised so far and will be donated to Marwell Zoo in Colden Common.

They told the Chronicle: "It’s both a worthy cause and a large scale community event involving hundreds of participants. It’s raised a significant, unexpected amount and definitely brought the community together in these tough times."

To donate, visit

Marwell is currently closed to visitors.

The zoo's website says: "As a charity, the zoo relies on day ticket, membership, retail and catering sales; things we are no longer receiving; in order to operate. Nevertheless, the care and welfare of our animals, many of which are endangered species and part of important global breeding programmes, is our top priority.

"You can help us through these difficult times. Your generosity will help us cover our daily animal expenses such as food, bedding and heating."