from Storm Katie halts Secret World's fundraising weekend
final day of a four-day Easter fundraising weekend at Secret World
Wildlife Rescue Centre in East Huntspill had to be cancelled due
to damage caused by Storm Katie.
The charity's Badger Bonanza fundraiser had been well supported
on Friday, Saturday and Sunday but the event was brought to an
abrupt end early on Bank Holiday Monday.
volunteers found the high winds had torn through marquees, left
flooding and damaged several buildings. It comes after Storm
Katie left a trail of damage in Burnham-On-Sea.
World was very sorry and extremely disappointed to cancel Monday's
final day because of safety concerns," spokesman Jeremy Duxbury
suffered structural damage to parts of the site, and the parking
field was flooded. The continuing threat of high winds meant that
we could not guarantee the safety of visitors so we have had to
take the decision to close for the day."
added that this would be "a great financial loss" for
Secret World as the charity depends on its Easter weekend as an
is very sad for us but it is the right decision given the extreme
charity will be hoping for better weather when its next open weekend
is held on May 28-30.