THANK YOU * THANK YOU * THANK YOU
Sarah Byatt (on the left) ran the half-marathon Great North Run for us.
We welcome any runners interested in raising funds for the centre.
Wingland Foods presented a cheque for £3,000 to the centre. Through this donation staff at Wingland paid for the new fibreglass cages in our ‘box room’, one of the initial treatment areas for smaller animals and birds.
Sonia Hubbard Wildlife Assistant and Sharon Bartlett, volunteer, gave their time to run our stall at ‘Wild About Norfolk’ at Easton College, Norfolk
Thanks to the staff and volunteers who gave their time to hold collection tins and give information on wildlife during RSPCA week during our annual collection at Tescos, Hunstanton.
Also to Sarah, Steve and Daniel Elvin, our administrator Sue Levings (all pictured) and our other staff and volunteers who gave their time to collect at Morrisons supermarket, King’s Lynn.
3 Peaks Challenge
On 26th & 27th June our intrepid team of staff completed the gruelling 3 Peaks Challenge.
They raised £982 for the Centre which paid for stainless steel dividers in our holding room which are used to house ducklings in the spring/summer and hedgehogs in the autumn/winter.
Thanks for a great effort by (from left) David Chilvers, Kevin Leighton, Louise Jones and Amanda Fox.
Lynn News supported a special ‘Towel Appeal’ when our supply was very low. The public gave generously and here staff are sorting our ‘towel mountain’.
Centre staff: Sue Levings, Ann Smith, Lucy Lovelock, Jo Brooks, Barry Fisher and ‘patient’ seal pup.
Our annual collections at Tescos, Hunstanton and Morrisons, King’s Lynn raised a total of £1,042. The extra time staff and volunteers give to make these events a success are hugely appreciated.
The Catherine Martin Trust new Flight Aviary
This magnificent flight aviary was kindly donated by the Catherine Martin Trust in May. The aviary was flat packed and arrived in 3 small boxes from Texas, USA. The aviary has provided us with a fantasticlarge space to check the fitness of our birds of preyprior to release. (You may just be able to make out a buzzard flying in the finished aviary.)
Abi Watson took the initiative and held a cake stall in aid of the Centre raising £144. She enjoyed a guided tour as a mark of our appreciation.
Waitrose kindly donated £590 through their green token scheme. Their cheque was received by Sue Levings and Sonia Hubbard Centre staff.
‘Wild About Wensum’
Sonia Hubbard and Abi Charles, volunteer, gave their time to give information about wildlife and conservation at another ‘Wild About Norfolk’, Easton College.
The Open day was well attended on a bright sunny day giving members of the public a chance to see the work we do, enjoy the birds and animals as well as contributing to the Centre.
£6,500 was raised on the day and a further £199 through the Art Competition supported by Lynn News.
Thanks to all those staff, volunteers and visitors who supported us.
RSPCA Week In May staff and volunteers collected £420 during RSPCA week collection at Tescos, Hunstanton.
Asda Green Tokens Veterinary nurse Zoe Holding collecting the cheque for £100 from Asda. Shoppers chose the Centre as the Charity they most wanted to support.
4 brave souls Amanda Fox, Alison Charles, Mhairi Fleming and Andrea Smith from the Centre risked their feet on hot coals and raised £400 in a sponsored Firewalk.
Veterinary Nurse Zoe Holding entered, endured the mud and completed the ‘Tough Guy’ challenge raising over £1,000. Well done Zoe for succeeding in this very physical and slippery event!
Pupils from Howard Junior School generously donated £106 to us from their ‘Bake Day’. They enjoyed a visit to the Centre as a ‘thank you’.
The Salvation Army supplied us with a Clothes & Shoes Collection container and in our first year £1,299 was raised.
Please keep bringing your unwanted items!
Sue Levings Administrator with a representative of the Salvation Army and two of our parish councillors.
The Boston Car Club (UK not USA) named two charities of the year for their support. The Centre was one of these to which they donated a generous £750.