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Support a wildlife charity in 6 free, easy or low cost steps

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Six Free, Easy or Low-Cost Ways to Support Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital

At Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital, we rely on the generosity and support of our community to continue rescuing and rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife. Although funds are vital we appreciate personal circumstances can restrict your ability to make charitable donations. There are many ways you can still help, even if you’re on a budget.

1. Raise FREE donations with online shopping

One of the easiest ways to support Brent Lodge in your everyday life, is by signing up to Easyfundraising. This platform allows you to raise funds for us every time you shop online with over 8,000 retailers, at no extra cost to you or your shopping cart.

Easyfundraising is a simple yet impactful way to support a charity. A percentage of your purchase is donated to us from participating retailers. The donations we receive helps us provide essential medical treatments, food, and safe habitats for the animals in our care. Join Easyfundraising today and turn your everyday online shopping into free donations - it is that easy!

2. Spread the Word

Spreading the word about Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital is so important - with a focus on wildlife conservation, education, and community engagement, our Charity plays a vital role in safeguarding and preserving wildlife. Word of mouth is free but incredibly powerful. Share our mission and stories with your friends, family, and social media followers.

You can support us by:

  • Social Media: Follow us on our social media channels, Like and share our posts to raise awareness. Every share, like, and conversation about Brent Lodge amplifies our efforts, bringing more attention to the importance of wildlife conservation.

  • Blogs and Appeals: If you have a blog, write about us and our work. Share our blogs to your subscribers or friends. Encourage your readers to get involved. Together, we can educate the public on the significance of protecting our natural heritage and ensure that our hospital remains a sanctuary for wildlife in need.

  • Community Events: Talk about us at community gatherings or events you attend. Every new supporter makes a difference. Public awareness and community engagement are essential to gather the support we need to continue our vital work. Invite us to your community event or group so we can talk about our work.

3. Volunteer

We are always in need of passionate volunteers to help out in various capacities.

Volunteers are the backbone of our daily operations, performing a wide range of duties that are crucial to the wellbeing of the animals in our care and charity work.

To learn more and sign up, visit our volunteering page.

  • Help at the Hospital: Our volunteers assist with feeding and caring for the animals, cleaning enclosures, preparing food, and administering basic medical treatments under supervision.

  • Help in our Shops: Help run our charity shops by sorting donations, serving customers, and managing stock. Volunteering is a great way to contribute your time and skills, and it’s a rewarding experience knowing you’re making a direct impact.

  • Administrative tasks: fundraising events, and public outreach is vital. We only have a relatively small admin and fundraising team so any additional support is very much appreciated. The dedication and hard work of our volunteers, who give up their time for free, ensure that we are able to keep our vital work going. Without their unwavering support, Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital simply couldn't function at the high standards we uphold.

A man wearing a black staff t shirt standing in front of a laptop. He is the hospital reception in front of 3 wildlife posters

4. Donate Unwanted Household Items

Clearing out unwanted household items can be extremely rewarding, especially when they are donated to a worthy charity. At Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital, we welcome donations of various unwanted household items so we can raise funds to support our cause.

Here’s how you can contribute:

Household Goods: We accept small appliances, kitchenware, and home décor items that are in good working condition and free from damage. Please ensure they are clean and in a saleable state.

Clothes and Accessories: We gladly accept new or gently used clothing and accessories. Items should be free of stains, tears, and excessive wear. Fashionable and seasonal clothing is especially appreciated as it sells quickly in our shops.

Books and Media: Books, DVDs, CDs, and vinyl records in good condition can be sold in our shops or recycled to raise funds. Please ensure that books have all pages intact and covers are not damaged, and that media items are free of scratches and in their original cases.

Donated items for auction or raffles: We often hold fundraising auctions or raffles. High-quality and unique items often perform exceptionally well in our auctions, helping us raise vital funds to support the wildlife in our care. Auction items are listed on our online auction via our Facebook page.

A charity shop front. Green painted frame and brent lodge logo

5. Organise Events / Fundraisers

Our small fund-raising team needs help with the challenge of meeting Hospital running costs and to deliver our ambitions for improving our wildlife welfare facilities. Organising a fundraiser with friends, family or colleagues is a fun and rewarding way to quickly reach a fundraising target to support a cause close to your heart. We are so grateful to wildlife lovers who volunteer to raise funds for us.

Here is some inspiration:

  • Sponsored Walks/Runs

  • Bake Sales or Coffee Mornings

  • Online Campaigns

  • Charity Auctions

  • Community Events

  • Craft Fairs

  • Charity Dinners


To help make your fundraiser a success:

  • We can provide you with a fund-raising pack, collection pots and posters.

  • We will publicise your event on our Facebook calendar.

  • We can help you create an online fundraising page for sponsored events. The funds raised will come to us without you needing to collect the money from your sponsors. We recommend using our Enthuse Fundraising or Facebook.

  • We can acknowledge your donation on our website, Newsletter and Facebook. We are happy to promote business who have supported us with a fundraiser or partnership.

By organising these fundraisers, you not only help us raise vital funds but also spread awareness about our mission to care for injured and orphaned wildlife. Your creativity and effort can make a significant impact!

If you are feeling inspired and can help find out more on our fundraising page!

6. Collect Wishlist items to donate

Browse through our essential Wishlist and discover the items that play a crucial role in helping our patients. From food to cleaning supplies, each product directly impacts the well-being of the animals under our care. Items can be purchased from as little as £1. You can do a collection with your friends, family and colleagues to collect even more items for our Hospital.

  • Shop our Amazon Wishlist  to send a ONE OFF gift directly to the hospital from as little as £1.99!

  • Deliver or drop off items to the hospital address; Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital, Cow Lane, Sidlesham, PO20 7LN

A selection of cleaning products

Supporting Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital doesn’t have to be expensive. Whether you’re shopping online, spreading the word, volunteering, donating items, organising a fundraiser, every little bit helps us care for and protect wildlife in need.

Thank you for your continued support!

By Asha Park

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