WORKING with charities is great for business.

Drusillas Park zoo at Alfriston has been supporting Demelza Hospice Care for Children.

Staff handed over a cheque for the sum of £872.08 to Demelza which represented the sum of donations raised by the park over the year.

Demelza also raised an additional £128 from awareness days hosted at Drusillas at various points throughout 2017.

Demelza is a children’s hospice charity which provides essential care to families who have children with a life-limiting illness across East Sussex, Kent and South East London.

It offers expert and compassionate care for babies, children, young people and their families when they need it the most.

At Demelza families are able to enjoy quality time together in a supportive environment.

The charity’s invaluable care is free of charge to families and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Julie Brett, community fundraiser at Demelza, said: “Our partnership with Drusillas Park throughout 2017 was absolutely amazing and their team was a real pleasure to work with.

“The £1,000 was a real boost to our funds and we’d like to thank all of their generous visitors. We enjoyed a fantastic day at the park in the summe.”

Julie is pictured with volunteers Sandra and Pam.