of 5,000 head to Healing Weekend near Burnham-On-Sea
5,000 visitors headed to Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre near
Burnham-On-Sea last weekend for a popular annual Healing Weekend.
show, now in its eighth year, not only allowed the crowds to enjoy
a myriad of remedies and attractions, but also raised much-needed
funds for Secret World, based in East Huntspill.
Elaine Fenton described the spectacle as "without doubt our
most successful event yet... the sights, sounds and experiences
on offer brought hundreds of fantastic comments from visitors,
many of whom didnt want the event to end."
a fantastic three days we have just all shared. The atmosphere
was simply astounding. Once again, people travelled from far and
wide across the world to join in with what has become one of the
UKs favourite holistic events. As far as the eye could see,
there were smiling faces
it was a sheer joy to see so many
people having such a wonderful time."
Foulds, newly appointed CEO at Secret World, said the weekend
"was an excellent opportunity for visitors to enjoy a peaceful,
family-friendly event and also experience some of the great work
carried out by Secret World to rescue, rehabilitate and release
Healing Weekend that we know today owes its roots and origins
to the late healer, Bill Harrison.
the 1990s, Bill, who hosted the original event at his home in
Wedmore, began to visit Secret World to help the animals there,
and close bonds were created between staff, volunteers, the animals
Bills passing in 2008, in honour of his life and work, Elaine
Fenton and Ron Tropman with the support of the team at Secret
World, began to create the new Healing Weekend, but with the additional
goal of helping to raise vital funds for the charity.
are incredibly happy to be able to support Secret World in the
amazing work they do, and we are already looking forward to 2017!"