Donation cements relationship with Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary

July 8, 2021

A donation of cement has reinforced a long-standing relationship between Tarmac’s Aberthaw cement plant and the Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary in the Swansea Valley.

The sanctuary, which opened in 1999, rescues and provides a home for many types of unwanted animals, especially primates, such as chimpanzees, baboons, spider monkeys, vervets, capuchins, and marmosets. It is also home to macaques, lemurs, wolfdogs, raccoons and meerkats.

The animals have been rescued from zoos, laboratories and the pet trade where they suffered mistreatment and deprivation. As the animals are not equipped for survival in the wild, the staff at the sanctuary aim to make the rest of their lives as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.

Tarmac has supported the charity for many years, donating materials to help maintain and extend the sanctuaries enclosures. This year the company was able to donate the cement for the installation of ‘green fencing’ for constructing new enclosures. All animals on site have both indoor and outdoor spaces.

Jan Garen, who owns the Sanctuary, said: “The sanctuary has had a long relationship with Aberthaw cement plant and they have always supported us.

“They have been very generous with their donations of cement products and we are very grateful for their support.”

Stuart Escott, Tarmac’s Aberthaw plant manager added: “We were pleased to be able to help this charity out once again this year. It’s been a challenging year for us all, and for charities like this in particular with doors closed and no income for months on end, we are pleased this cement donation will make a small difference.”

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