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📰 Last chance to be part of the South's MANE event for 2016- Don’t miss out!

Businesses have until the end of the month to join the stampede and sign up to the spectacular art extravaganza Marwell’s Zany Zebras.
 
This summer, a zeal of Marwell's Zany Zebras, will gallop through the streets of Southampton and Marwell Zoo creating a spectacular, family friendly trail that lasts ten weeks. Brought to you by the same team at Marwell behind the hugely successful Go! Rhinos of 2013, Marwell's Zany Zebras promises to be bigger and better, with even more sculptures on display in the streets of Southampton. 
 
Marwell’s Zany Zebras Project Manager, Kirstie Mathieson said: "The reaction to Marwell's Zany Zebras has been overwhelming and the event is already significantly larger than Go! Rhinos. Companies of all shapes and sizes have joined the stampede - from family run businesses (Pickwell Farm) to national brands (Hobbycraft & NatWest) and international super-brands (Southampton Football Club, Cunard & P&O Cruises)!
 
"We know that events of this type present the perfect vehicle for businesses to raise their profile; boost footfall and generate additional income, all whilst supporting a project which reaches across communities, wildlife, arts and the environment.”
 
Marwell Wildlife is thankful to Southampton City Council for their support and allowing them to take over the streets of the city for yet another grand event. Councillor Simon Letts, Leader of Southampton City Council said:  “Following on from the phenomenal success of Marwell’s Go! Rhinos, Southampton is looking forward to welcoming Marwell’s Zany Zebras this summer. 
 
“Events like this bring additional visitors to the city, give a much needed boost to the local economy and show what we can do as a city when we work in partnership with local businesses.”
 
So far, a fantastic 45 business have joined Marwell's Zany Zebras in sponsoring a large sculpture, which will include a smaller replica at Marwell Zoo itself. In addition, 100 schools and education groups will be decorating their very own sculptures too.
 
Go! Rhinos was enjoyed by more than 250,000 visitors and residents, igniting community spirit and bringing a huge economic boost to the city. First time visitors to Southampton got a taste of what the city has to offer, while residents found themselves discovering parts they had never ventured into before. 
 
Of those who visited the Go! Rhino’s headquarters in The Marlands Shopping Centre, 74 per cent said that the main purpose of their journey into Southampton was to do the trail, with 81 per cent saying they would stay in the city longer because of it.
 
The project offers sponsors some great PR & Marketing benefits, a unique way of engaging with the community as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility Programme, fantastic content for social media to increase reach and engagement as well as staff and client engagement opportunities.
 
The deadline for entry submission is 31 January.  Download the Marwell's Zany Zebras Sponsorship Pack at www.zanyzebras.org.uk  to find out how you can get involved or contact Kirstie Mathieson, Project Manager on 01962 777931.
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    Zebra, staff and navy - Photo Credit: Marwell Wildlife