Chris Packham issues funding plea for local wildlife charity
star and Secret World Wildlife Rescue patron Chris Packham is challenging
wildlife lovers to help raise money for British wildlife on World
Animal Day this week.
challenge has been laid down as the animal welfare charity prepares
for a cold winter which could leave many wild animals vulnerable
to the elements.
charity says it needs enough supplies and resources to see it through
the busy winter months.
said: "Secret World is caring for British wildlife in an amazing
way. They are wonderful people, doing incredible things."
Animal Day is a social movement which aims to raise global animal
World, established in 1992, has a strong reputation for raising
wildlife standards in the South West and its network of animal carers
and volunteers rescues over 5,000 animals each year.
World founder Pauline Kidner said: "Britain is a nation of
animal-lovers. At Secret World, we want to make sure British wildlife
continues to thrive. Imagine a world with no animals and the sort
of place that would be."
asking people: what can they do to help animals and wildlife thrive
on World Animal Day? The smallest amount of money raised can make
such a difference.
pounds will feed a poorly bird for a week, £12 will feed an
otter cub for a day and £20 will pay for an injured deer to
be placed on a drip."
challenge made by the TV presenter comes after one of the charitys
long-standing supporters completed a 1,600-mile motorcycle ride
in 51 hours across the UK, all in aid of Secret World.
Seymour, a budding motorcycle rider, visited 26 Harley Davidson
Dealerships around England, Wales and Scotland. Robins two-wheeled
journey took him from Surrey to Scotland before heading back down
to Secret Worlds centre in East Huntspill last Sunday. To
donate to Robins challenge, visit his JustGiving page here.