At its opening in 2012, The Broadwater Forest Wildlife Hospital, comprised three core buildings; B1, the main hospital (ICU, unit 1, unit 2 and kitchen/food preparation), B2, support services (office, staff, security and storage) and B3, foxes (operated by our sister charity, The Fox Project).
The original plan for the hospital had included a fourth building to house veterinary, x-ray and diagnostic facilities, but lack of funds at the time had prevented the work from going ahead.
However, by 2014, this problem had been addressed, and after the submission (and subsequent granting) of a second planning application, work on the new B4 building was able to start.
The primary purpose of B4 was to house veterinary, diagnostic and x-ray units, a nursery unit, an office for our supervisors, and a staff training room, together with 6, large, undercover aviaries; furthermore, provision for a further 5 aviaries to the rear of B3, were also included in this plan.
Work on this stage of the project commenced at the end of 2014, and by the beginning of 2016, much of it had been completed.
Folly Wildlife Rescue Main Reception
The Trust now looks to the provision of a 4x4 deer recovery truck and a deer holding unit, outside enclosures for badger cubs and small mammals, a large aviary for birds of prey, a test flight for bats, and in time, a new education centre.
The new B1 building goes up
Fitting out B1
B1 finished - reception, I.C.U., unit 1, unit 2,
kitchen / food preparation
Work on the new aviary block on the back of building 3 gets underway!
Starting to take shape
After battling torrential rain and gale-force winds, the crew from National Stables made great progress on B4. Finishing the roof was the next task and then it's just a small matter of raising the funds to fit out the x-ray, veterinary, waterbird and staff training units!
Work started on the mammal yard
One of the mammal enclosures
The badger enclosure fitted out
An Introduction To Folly Wildlife Rescue - A Short Film By Stephen Knapp, 2013
You can make a secure online donation via our CAF page.
Click on the button below and a new page will open with a variety of options with which to pay online.
Your kind and generous donation will directly help injured wildlife.
It is easy to set up a regular standing order by clicking the CAF image below. You will be taken to The Southern Wildlife Care and Advisory Trust's page on the CAF website where it will take just a few easy steps to set up a standing order by direct debit.
Invicta Insurance Services Ltd offer competitive insurance rates and if you take out an insurance policy with them quoting "Project Hedgehog" they will make a generous donation of £20 to Folly Wildlife Rescue.
In return, you will receive an Adoption Pack for ROSIE THE HEDGEHOG containing a colour certificate, hedgehog beanie, fact sheet and a Folly fridge magnet!
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With the endless stream of wildlife casualties brought in to Folly Wildlife Rescue we are continually looking for stocks of essential items to aid recovery. With the introduction of our new nursery we will be able to cater for even more little babies, and with that comes more expense and that is where you, our supporters, may be able to help.
Our Amazon Wish List is updated frequently with all the essential items we needr. Your support is absolutely invaluable to us and every item purchased is a vital saving for our charity.
An adoption pack makes a great gift for a birthday or Christmas (or you can always treat yourself!) and is a very practical way to help hedgehogs in distress.
As well as illnesses and injuries the species is now seriously threatened by loss of habitat and housing developments, increased road traffic and unsympathetic farming practices