During the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of charity fundraising has been taking place for the NHS to support them in the wonderful work they’ve been doing. Whilst we fully support these charity efforts, unfortunately it means that other charities – including those close to our own hearts – have seen a decline in donations.
That’s why, here at D&T, we’re proud to have been able to make a contribution of £694.17 to the British Wildlife Rescue Centre.
The British Wildlife Rescue Centre rescues and rehabilitates approximately 2000 wild creatures each year. As a typical example, in one day, they took in: 1 fledgling wood pigeon, 1 house martin, 1 wren, 1 nestling blackbird, 1 Canada goose, 4 short tailed voles, 3 baby rabbits, 1 goldfinch, 1 seagull and 2 hedgehogs.
Our Clinical Director, Sarah, said this about supporting the charity:
“We get many calls from the public regarding wildlife that doesn’t need veterinary care but may need rehabilitation and support before returning to the wild. We therefore direct a lot of public calls regarding wildlife to the British Wildlife Rescue Centre, and they are always very willing to help. The charity was previously located in a visitors centre which was also very popular with a lot of our team’s children, although unfortunately they had to close the visitor centre in 2018 due to lack of funds.
Now they are no longer open to visitors we were concerned they would see a drop in donations and fundraising. We know how vital their work is so we wanted to support them as much as possible.”
To find about more about the British Wildlife Rescue Centre and the work that they do, visit the BWRC website.