Gold Coast Tourism Entrepreneur Asks Tourism Industry to Support Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary may be popular with tourists and locals alike, but its no money-spinner. It needs all the help we can give it, says Gold Coast Family Car Rentals CEO Darryl Essington-Wilson. The famous conservation organisation has high costs, a growing number of injured animals to care for, and an expanding portfolio of conservation activities that extend beyond its boundaries.
Darryl encourages members of the public and local businesses to recognise the Sanctuary as an important non-profit organisation to support - and not just a fun day out. Of course, it is a fantastic place to visit, and just paying the entry fee is already a big help, he says, But we can do so much more.
Gold Coast Family Car Rentals employees already know which tourist attractions and activities to recommend to customers, and as one of the Gold Coasts most famous tourist attractions, Currumbin is an obvious contender for top spot. But, he says, theres more to supporting the Sanctuary than pointing tourists in the right direction.
As a car rental company, we are role players in the tourism industry, and its an industry that benefits from Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. I think its time to find new ways to give back. I challenge other businesses that benefit from tourism to lend their support.
Currumbin [accepts direct donations](https://shop.currumbinsanctuary.com.au/products/donations?_ga=2.170182112.1700250295.1539167105-1697058301.1539167105), and just because there are so many feet through the door, we shouldnt think extra cash isnt needed, says Darryl. Challenge your staff with a whip-around and match their donations up to a certain value, he suggests, and perhaps you can think of something relevant to your business to make a more ongoing contribution - weve found one, Darryl says.
Apart from corporate donation, there is a Currumbin Wildlife Hospital money box in which our team deposits all the loose change they find when cleaning cars after each rental. This is added to by voluntary donations from the customers, Darryl says. It is a small contribution towards caring for 11,000 sick, injured or distressed animals every year, and they need all the help that they can get.
The Sanctuary also has an Adopt an animal program, and Darryl recommends signing up to the program as a fun way of personalising a regular donation.
The Animal hospital can even benefit from tourism industry castoffs. Guest houses and hotels should consider donating old towels and sheets that can be used to gently restrain animals undergoing treatment. Old wetsuits, which Currumbin uses to make anaesthetic masks, are also in demand.
And if your business can afford it, being a [corporate partner isnt as expensive as it may sound](https://currumbinsanctuary.com.au/application/files/5515/3723/9839/Currumbin_Wildlife_Hospital_Corporate_Partnership.pdf) on the surface.
Many people seem to think that because Currumbin is so popular, it has more than enough funding, says Darryl. But I think most people arent aware of the magnitude of the task Currumbin is undertaking. What they do extends far beyond the boundaries of the Sanctuary itself. If youre looking for a conservation cause to support, this one ticks all the boxes.
Theres a lot more to the Gold Coast than surfing and the beaches. Darryl says that car rental customers from all over the world all rave about the natural wonders and the surroundings. He believes that by supporting environmental causes like Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, were not only giving back to the area that makes our businesses successful but ensuring the longevity of our businesses.
The message from Gold Coast Family Car Rentals is clear: endorse, recommend, and if you can, take it a step further and provide financial support for Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
If you are looking for a car rental in the Gold Coast area, particularly from Coolangatta to Surfers Paradise, and including the Gold Coast Airport, visit Darryls website [Cheap Car Hire Gold Coast and Gold Coast Airport Car Rental](https://goldcoast.familycarrentals.com.au/) to get an online quote or [book online](https://www.familycarrentals.com.au/booking.php), and if youre ready to pledge support, the [Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary](https://currumbinsanctuary.com.au/) is the place to visit in person or online.
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