• A Life-saving Christmas Miracle

This Christmas, we are appealing for one thing: a miracle.

We are launching our first ever Christmas appeal because, this year, more than ever, Wildlife Aid needs a Christmas miracle. It may seem like a tall order, but this is a miracle that YOU can help make happen.

As we bunker down for winter, in our biggest jumpers, consuming hearty, warming stews, surrounded by those we love, let’s spare a thought for our wildlife, fighting for survival in the cold, scouring the frozen earth for scant scraps, and bunching up their tiny bodies for protection against the icy air.

As always, thanks to the generosity of our supporters, WAF will be on-hand 24/7 to help the sick, injured, and orphaned animals, providing them care and refuge until they are strong enough to go back to the wild.

But we need one big miracle to continue to be a beacon of hope for British wildlife.

For over 40 years, Wildlife Aid has been one of the UK’s busiest wildlife rescue centres, responding to over 20,000 wildlife emergencies, each year. Our efforts to rescue, rehabilitate and release, sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals have been unwavering and resolute.

However, as it has now been well documented, in June, this year, we received the devastating news that Simon Cowell, our CEO and founder, had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. And whilst Simon, in true Simon fashion, is fighting this illness with Herculean determination, it has put the charity’s future in doubt.

Simon Chemo

One Christmas miracle to save thousands of lives

At present, WAF is run from Simon’s home in Surrey, but when Simon is gone, the clock starts ticking and the charity must relocate. The loss of WAF and the negative impact this will have on our wildlife is unimaginable, which is why we are dedicated to fulfilling Simon’s last wish to build a new WAF Centre.

To future-proof WAF and its invaluable work, Simon began planning a legacy project, several years ago. We have purchased the land and have, already, been granted planning permission to build a new wildlife hospital – But time is now against us!

Will you help us?

Thanks to the incredible generosity of our supporters, we have raised funds to completely transform the landscape and develop a wetlands and wildlife corridor. This is already being inhabited by wild animals, which is exactly what we intended: a haven for wildlife. But now we need to raise the funds to put down the foundations and build the wildlife hospital.

It is Simon’s Last Wish that his legacy for the British wildlife he has devoted his life to, be realised. We are working, with absolute resolve, to fulfil Simon’s Last Wish, and build the new WAF Centre.

Our goal is now to realise this project whilst Simon is still here.

Will you be part of our Christmas miracle?

This is the miracle we want, for Simon to realise his vision, but it’s also a miracle that our wildlife needs - a new WAF rescue centre to help us care for the thousands and thousands of patients we receive, every year.

Christmas is a time of magic and wonder, a time of hope and reflection, a time to show compassion and kindness towards one and all. Christmas, despite many of our difficulties, gives us a chance to enjoy and, above all, to have hope for a better tomorrow.

With your support we can build that better tomorrow for the countless animals who rely on us, every year.

We wish you every Christmas happiness

We know you care for animals, and we know times are tough, but, if you can, please, make a donation, today, no matter how big or small, and be part of our Christmas miracle.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us on this journey, so far; we have been overwhelmed by your generosity.

All at WAF.