Brent Lodge Bird & Wildlife Trust

Wildlife Hospital, Chichester, West Sussex

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

Avian Influenza Risk Lifted

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 Bags of Help

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.

Art Competition

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.

 

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 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.

 

PayPal

We are delighted to say we’ve now added Paypal as a payment function, with all the benefits of shopping with Paypal as a payment option on the Brent Lodge online shop checkout. Quick, easy and simple to use, using the PayPal function takes under a minute. So why not treat yourself.

Thank you to everyone who voted for us

We were really lucky and humbled to receive the Hero to Animal award 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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Bognor Old Town Artisan Summer Market
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Southern Nature Art Exhibition
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Chichester African Pygmy Hedgehog Show
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