This Valentine’s Day, at Hemsley Conservation Centre near Gravesend, name a cockroach after your former appointment


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This Valentine's Day, at Hemsley Conservation Centre near Gravesend, name a cockroach after your former appointment

This Valentine’s Day, at Hemsley Conservation Centre near Gravesend, name a cockroach after your former appointment

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The zoo is giving people the chance to name a cockroach after their ex-appointment this Valentine’s Day — even after their least-favorite politician.

Hemsley Conservation Centre in Fairseat, near Gravesend, is again offering injured lovers this unique way to get back their ex-partners – all for a good cause.

This Valentine's Day You Can Name a Cockroach After Your ExThis Valentine’s Day You Can Name a Cockroach After Your Ex

Donate £1.50 and you’ll receive a downloadable certificate with the ex’s name on a cockroach board next to the zoo’s cockroach paddock, to be revealed on 14 February.

All funds raised will go towards the zoo’s conservation project, run by former Gravesend Grammar student Adam Hemsley.

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When the program first launched in 2019, it caught the world’s media attention after it appeared on KentOnline, and the idea has since spread to other zoos.

After receiving over 15,000 names and raising around £20,000, the HCC has decided to run the roach naming scheme again in 2020.

After a hiatus due to the pandemic, the program is back in 2022, this time around the zoo suggesting you can name critters after politicians.

A statement on the website said: “The start of 2022, let’s face it, isn’t great… If you’ve been dumped lately, it’s even worse. But it’s time to put those negative thoughts aside. And feel it brings the smile back to your face.

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Adam Hemsley opened the zoo in 2015Adam Hemsley opened the zoo in 2015

“For those of you who are less in need of revenge, there’s another way to feel better when you get back to your ex on Valentine’s Day.

“After making headlines in 2019 and 2020, we’re back in 2022 and offer the opportunity to name a cockroach for you or your friend’s worthless ex for just £1.50 on this special love holiday.

“Of course, we wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to name your least favorite politician too.

“We’re highlighting these creatures through our ‘Named Cockroaches Project’ (we think adoption is a bit too powerful after all – you probably don’t want to adopt your friend’s ex) to raise money for our projects at the zoo.

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“When you donate, you will receive a downloadable certificate and we will have your ex’s name written on our roach boards, which will be announced on Valentine’s Day.”

The zoo is only asking for names and will be accepting submissions from the Cockroach Committee until noon on Thursday, February 10. Names submitted after this until February 15th will be entered into the Roach Book.

To learn how to name cockroaches, click here.

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