Leicestershire Wildlife Hospital is on the Fleckney Road, Kibworth Beauchamp. The hospital has been in operation for over 30 years looking after all kinds of sick or injured wildlife from Leicestershire.
The aim of the hospital is to provide first aid followed by recuperation, rehabilitation and eventual release back into the wild. Any animal unable to be released or relocated remains at the hospital, in as natural an environment as possible.
Vets and members of the public use the services and expertise of the wildlife hospital. The hospital treats all casualties free of charge. This of course takes a great deal of money. The charity does not receive any government funding and therefore relies on monies generated by its own money raising activities, gifts and goodwill.
In May edibLE16 and vegan producer FarrinHeight Foods are raising money for the Wildlife Hospital. The surplus stall donations will be given to the charity. Also for every ticket sold at the Eat with edibLE16 event, featuring FarrinHeight Foods, £1 will also be donated. Tickets for the event are available through the edibLE16 shop or from FarrinHeight Foods.
There is further information to help you care for injured birds on the website as between April and August baby birds and fledglings are at risk. Should you find a baby bird and need assistance call the hospital as soon as possible for advice, not always do they need to come into care.
The charity is always in need of help. There are many opportunities for volunteering, such as: assisting with animal care, fundraising and helping at events, baking cakes, gardening, painting and administration. If this is of interest to you, then get in touch.