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WE NEED YOUR HELP TO SURVIVE THE COVID 19 CRISIS –
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Vale Wildlife Hospital treated 6945 wildlife casualties in 2019 and is one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the UK.
We are available to help wildlife casualties 24/7.
Vale Wildlife Hospital is facing unprecedented challenges due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
As a small charity Vale doesn’t have large financial reserves to fall-back on and has survived
‘hand-to-mouth’ since its inception in 1984.
The charity has never been in such a dire situation – we are both morally and professionally obliged to provide
emergency treatment to casualties requiring it, meaning that we don’t have the option of closing our doors.
We already have patients in our care, including over 100 hedgehogs, and with casualties still being brought in
daily we have no choice but to keep the hospital running.
We have already had to take radical actions to try to reduce the risk of spreading the virus to our staff & service
users, as well as attempting to mitigate any long-term damage to the hospital:
• We have had to close our Evesham charity shop which raises approximately 1/3 of our annual income.
• We have had to reduce our staffing levels, including laying-off casual workers and volunteers.
• We have cancelled our annual Open Day which is our single largest fundraiser.
• We have cancelled several Hedgehog First Aid & Care courses which we hold both onsite and at
venues nationally – these usually provide a regular income.
• The ’lockdown’, whilst keeping patient admissions down, will result in the reduction of ‘face-to-face’ contact
with service users thereby reducing spontaneous donations which often come with patients.
There are very few wildlife hospitals in the UK and to lose Vale would be a tragedy for our
sick & injured wildlife, not to mention the loss of 25 jobs.
We receive no government funding towards our enormous running costs and are appealing
to the public and businesses to help secure Vale’s future and ensure we
can continue to keep helping Britain’s wildlife.
With running costs of more than £40,000 every single month, which we have to raise ourselves, we simply would not be here today if it wasn’t for the support of the general public. Click on the ‘Donate Now’ box above to give a donation towards our work.
We rely on donations, membership subscriptions, fundraising, legacies and our charity shop income to enable us to continue treating so many sick, injured and orphaned wild animals.
If you are a UK taxpayer we can also receive an extra 25 pence for every £1 that you donate, and it won’t cost you a penny extra. The link below will open up a Gift Aid declaration which you can complete and submit online.
Online Gift Aid Declaration – Gift Aid Declaration
You can also help by donating:
– washing powder
– pet food
– photocopy paper,
– new & used stamps
– washing-up liquid
– cotton buds
– kitchen roll
– toilet roll
– tea & coffee