The Wildlife Aid Centre
The Wildlife Aid Centre will be a purpose-built wild animal hospital and rehabilitation centre, set in acres of publicly accessible natural wetlands, with an attached education centre where the next generation of environmental guardians will be inspired to care for the natural world around them.
It is biggest and boldest project the Wildlife Aid Foundation has ever embarked on and it will be our legacy.
The story so far….
From humble beginnings The Wildlife Aid Foundation has grown into one of the most influential and experienced wildlife care charities in the UK. It is based at the same site it was first established on almost 40 years ago, a site which can no longer accommodate the charity’s growing workload and ambition.
We have outgrown our home, and we need to move.
For almost a decade we have been investigating relocation possibilities and, thanks to a generous legacy left to us in 2014, we were able to purchase 20-acres of land less than a mile from our current site in Surrey. In 2017 we were granted planning permission to build a new centre on this land.
- The land will be returned to pristine wetlands habitat, creating an accessible sanctuary for species such as waterfowl, hedgehogs, badgers, birds of prey, foxes and other native species. Members of the public will be able to enjoy the habitat while learning about the creatures in it.
- A fully-equipped medical facility will be purpose-built and staffed by full-time vets and vet nurses. Its core mission will be to treat, rehabilitate and release animals back to the wild. It will be a centre of excellence for wildlife veterinary practice and will provide knowledge, education and information on British wild animal care to the veterinary community.
- An interactive education centre will provide engaging and inspiring experiences for children and adults, focused on the wonder of British wildlife. The centre experience will deliver a strong environmental message to enthuse young and old about the amazing biodiversity living all around us.
Sponsorship and fundraising
The Wildlife Aid Foundation receives no statutory funding and relies on the generosity of donors. The capital fundraising appeal for The Wildlife Aid Centre offers a range of sponsorship and donor opportunities, including naming rights and gifts in kind. For more information on how to get involved email us here