Brent Lodge Bird & Wildlife Trust is a wildlife hospital based in West Sussex. We are a voluntary organisation that has been treating and rehabilitating injured, sick and orphaned wildlife for over 40 years. We receive over 3,000 patients each year.
We invite you to watch our short informational video below (tap it to play) for more information. Further details about the organisation are also available on our About Us page.
Brent Lodge News
The Animal & Plant Health Agency have finally lifted the Avian Influenza Prevention Zones in England & Wales. Essentially, we are free from any risk of bird flu. This means that ALL vet practices will be able to take in bird wildlife casualties again for appropriate treatment. This very welcome news comes at a time when the numbers of bird wildlife casualties seasonally increases and should hopefully help spread the load for ourselves.
Thanks to Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme and the customers at Worthing and Bognor Regis stores we bagged a total of £5,950. This will help to fund vital training and support to our volunteers also to further our community outreach to open up volunteer opportunities in the local area.
Bags of Help scheme was set up to support local groups with projects that will benefit the community. The scheme has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers. It’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their community.
We are really honoured to be the nominated charity at this years Southern Nature Art Exhibition.
The funds raised at this years exhibition will be donated to us. The event will be running daily at Rooksebury Events, Southwick Road Wickham, Fareham, PO17 6HT from 24th – 27th August.
In collaboration with the exciting exhibition event we will be running an art competition. We are asking those aged 16 years and under to get creative and design an image of any British wildlife species. Your design must be on A4 paper of any medium e.g, pencil, crayon, watercolour, acrylic or collage.
Click the link for further details on how to enter. British Wildlife Art Competition
The Closing Date for the competition is on Wednesday 1st August 2018, so get creative!
Send your entries to Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital, Cow Lane, Sidlesham, PO20 7LN. Winners will be contacted Monday 13th August.
We are really pleased to say that we received confirmation that our plans were successful and given permission to go ahead with the site re-build.
The re-build is required due to the ever-increasing number and variety of patients we are treating each year. We are just simply running out of room to safely rehabilitate patients and having to ‘house’ birds and mammals in the same area, meaning some animals are located too close to their natural predators, which is not ideal. Much of the hospital was built in the 1980’s on a shoestring budget, so the buildings are no longer fit for purpose and is not an ideal working environment for staff and volunteers.
As well as a new hospital we also have plans to build several new outside enclosures, an education room and a reception area. The redevelopment will be staged in five phases, with a target to complete the final build of the hospital within three years. As a relatively small organisation we are limited to generous voluntary funds, so the success of our project is determined by increased funding from the community.
Thanks to a generous donation of £25,000 from The Hatcher Animal Welfare Trust we were able to start building 12 new outside bird of prey enclosures, allowing for more flight space resulting in better rehabilitation.
We are really excited to announce that we have opened our 4th shop in Bognor Regis.
The shop was officially opened by the Mayor of Bognor. We look forward to a growing success in the town and hope to see many of our local supporters.
Please drop by to see some of our bargains and have a chat with our lovely staff and volunteers. Donations of stock can be dropped off at our shop, so if you are planning a clear out in the new year please think of us for any furniture, clothes or unwanted gifts.
Do you own a cafe or restaurant then you can help raise funds for us!
This van is essential to the running of our shops, it helps to deliver and pick up fresh stock to and from our charity shops which helps to supply a vital income to the charity.
You can see some of our other kind sponsors via our dedicated sponsors page.
If you would like to become a sponsor of Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital then please get in contact with us.
I am informing you all, that Brent Lodge has now extended it’s hospital opening hours. The hospital will now be fully staffed and open from 09:30 – 18:30. The hospital will then revert to it’s emergency helpline number after 18:30, which is our local vet Alphapet 01243 842832 who runs a 24 hour helpline.
This means we can care for more wildlife, and help rehabilitate more patients back into the wild.
This has only been possible from all the support, and donations provided to us. The extra open hours we have, will also help to provide greater care and more efficiently to the many baby birds and mammals we will receive.
Please call us first if you have discovered any injured animal or abandoned wildlife, by seeking some basic advice could mean that they can stay in the wild where they have a greater chance of survival.
Thank you for all of your ongoing support.
With ever increasing costs to help provide treatment for the 3,000 or so Wildlife patients we care for each, we are always looking for new ways to raise much needed funds.
As a result we are looking for some dedicated supporters who would like to help fundraise for Brent Lodge. This can be absolutely anything from a small cake sale to raise a few pounds or something larger to raise hundreds of pounds.
If this is something you would like to support us with then please get in contact with us, we can then make you an official fundraiser and add your details to our fundraising diary and give your efforts all the acknowledgement it deserves.
There are also many fetes, fairs and car boot sales to take part in, so alternatively if you like to support us by selling goods then we can certainly help you out with that.
Please take a look at our dedicated fundraising page, to find out ways you can support and raise funds for Brent Lodge. Your help would make such a difference and means we can continue the work we do.