BRENT LODGE BIRD & WILDLIFE TRUST

Wildlife Hospital, Chichester, West Sussex

 📞 Telephone: 01243-641672 📨 Email: enquiries@brentlodge.org

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

Southern Nature Art Exhibition – Art Competition 🗓

We are really honoured to be the nominated charity again by Southern  Nature Art  Exhibition. The event will be running daily in Fareham, from 23rd – 26th August. In collaboration with the exciting exhibition event, we will be running an art competition, for those aged 16 years and under to design a wildlife awareness poster (e.g seaside litter dangers, gardening equipment dangers). Your design must be on A4 paper of any medium, e.g crayon,   pencil, collage or watercolour.

The Closing Date for the competition is on 1st August. Please ensure you add your Name, Address, A contact number and Age. Send your entries to Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital, Cow Lane, Sidlesham, PO207LN. www.southernnatureart.com.

Brent Lodge Extends Hospital Opening Hours and Care

During the spring/summer months we have extended our opening hours from 8.30am until 8.30pm so that staff are on site until later to help with the round-the-clock feeding. Although we close at 8.30pm, the on-site staff answer the phone 24/7 to give advice and to take in emergencies. They also take over the feeding of any babies that need feeding late into the evening or through the night. We love this time of year, not only to see all the babies born, but it is also a lot more varied than the winter months when 90% of patients are hedgehogs. In the summer months, no one knows what is coming through the hospital door next keeping the team on their toes.

Thank you for all of your ongoing support.

As we move on to our summer season, things are getting busy.

Simon’s Ultra-Marathon 🗓

Simon is kindly racing funds in aid of Brent Lodge for his ultra-marathon. “My name is Simon. I am competing in an ultra-marathon run called “ Race To The Stones” on 13th July 2019.   The route I am running is 50km in distance and starts in the Chilterns, the run is off road and referred to as trail running, so consequently there is an awful lot of hills to run up and down.” 

“I have never previously run a marathon or completed a run of any significant distance so I thought I’d go straight in at the deep end with a tougher more challenging run, my personal best running time would previously be to the pub before closing time. I have been training since November 2108 and am really dedicated and sticking to my training routine.”

“I am asking (very politely) that you, the public, please SPONSOR ME, all money raised will go to Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital. I have chosen Brent Lodge as when I volunteered there for a short period of time  I have seen first hand how dedicated all the staff are at the centre. I have rescue chickens and cats at my home and helping Brent Lodge is a natural extension of my love of ALL animals who at times really need our help, something Brent Lodge continues to do.”

Simon is kindly supporting Brent Lodge to help us continue our work.

Brent Lodge ‘Big Build’ Project – Stage 2 & 3

We are looking for support with the BRENT LODGE BIG BUILD Capital Appeal that will enable us to move towards reaching our vision. So we would like to ask for your consideration to support us to make an even bigger impact on British Wildlife.

Phase 2 will be undertaken in 5 stages.  These will include 12 new bird of prey aviaries, 5 new water pool enclosures, mammal rehabilitation enclosures, a reception and quarantine area. Finally, the new hospital extension will begin which then allow us to redevelop our existing hospital to also bring that up to a modern standard.

Stage 1 to construct 12 new bird of prey enclosures was completed in 2018, we are now seeking your support for both Stage 2 and 3 and would like to ask for your support towards achieving this.  We would be happy to provide naming or memorial opportunities with these projects too.

Sadly this means that we are unable to host our famous Spring open weekend due to the site being redeveloped. However, should you wish to DONATE towards the ‘Big Build‘ project and help with the financial loss of missing this open weekend, your funds will go directly to this project. 

Plans for Stage 1 and Stage 2
Plans for Stage 1 and Stage 2.

New rehabilitation units

We are really pleased to update you on the progress of our recent rehabilitation cage appeal, we are in need to replace our existing cages, so we can provide better ’housing’ for more patients.

Thanks to the generosity 2 anonymous donors, a remaining legacy donation, Animal Friends Insurance, Marjoorie Coote Animal Trust,  and The Audrey Emma Lamb Trust we have now received a total of £13,500 to purchase a block of cages. With further fundraising we hope to purchase more to help with patient care.

Animal Star Awards

We are really honoured to announce us as the winners for Best Rescue Centre UK at this years Animal Star Awards,  recognising the care we give to wildlife. We have been congratulated by many of you and whist we appreciate it. I just want to make it clear that this award is for all of our staff, volunteers and Supporters.

Each and every person who gives up their time to help in our quest to look after all of the animals. From those who help to clean and feed patients, to fundraising, including those who support us and spread the word of the work we do… gosh the list could go on.

From the very bottom of our hearts, thank you for continuing to support us and push us forward to be the best we can be and provide the very best levels of care that we can. You are all AMAZING and the animals are all so lucky to have a great bunch of people rooting for them. Without you, we couldn’t do what we do.

Approval for new hospital re-development

We are really pleased to say that we received confirmation that our plans were successful and given permission to go ahead with the site redevelopment.

The re-build or the ‘BIG BUILD’ project 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 are not an ideal environment for staff, volunteers or patients.

Brent Lodge ‘BIG BUILD’ Capital Appeal started in 2015 after receiving some generous legacies from loyal supporters. This enabled Brent Lodge to complete Phase 1 of the ‘BIG BUILD’ Capital Appeal which included demolishing two old buildings to create a new feed store, build 3 new aviaries, and construct an educational hut for when we host educational visits.

Phase 2 will be undertaken in 5 stages.  These will include 12 new bird of prey aviaries, 5 new water pool enclosures, mammal rehabilitation enclosures, a reception and quarantine area. Finally, the new hospital extension will begin which then allow us to redevelop our existing hospital to also bring that up to a modern standard.

Thanks to a generous donation of £25,000 from The Hatcher Animal Welfare Trust and further supporter donations, we were able to finish Stage 1 and construct 12 new outside bird of prey enclosures.

Bird of prey enclosures with walkway for patient inspections

Thank you to everyone who voted for us

We were really lucky and humbled to receive the Hero to Animal award 2017 and 2018 presented to us by Fred Dineage at the Observer Community Awards. Receiving this award means so much to us and we would like to thank everyone who voted for us.

 

Warm welcome from Bognor Regis

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.

Our Wonderful Sponsors!

A big thank you to The Sign Shop in Chichester and Highhouse Insurance in Selsey, for kindly sponsoring our new van.

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.

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