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
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.
Thank you for all of your support at our Brent Lodge Wildlife Winter Wonderland on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November.
It was a great success and enjoyed by all, helping to raise over £6,500 towards the care and treatment we provide our patients.
“Thank you for organising a wonderful event; we’ll certainly be visiting again although I do tend to take newspapers etc to the shop in Havant as much closer. Good luck with all your new initiatives”
“It was our first visit today as we’re from Kent but have family in Selsey. What a wonderful place. We really enjoyed it , & we picked up a few Xmas presents from the stalls. Everyone was so friendly & we can’t wait to come back again”
“We had a lovely day at the wildlife hospital . Everyone very friendly love the cakes & coffee. Great atmosphere well done to all the volunteers.”
Thank you everyone for your support, we look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Do you own a cafe or restaurant then you can help raise funds for us!
A huge thank you to everyone that came along to support us at our summer open weekend in August. Your support helped us to raise over £7,000, all in aid of the wildlife in our care.
We look forward to seeing you again in November for our Wildlife Winter Wonderland.
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.