We first got to know Jilly in 2004 when we were called to assist with a fallow deer she had rescued after it had been caught on a wire fence on the Ashdown Forest.
With the help of a vet, the deer, which was housed for two weeks in one of Jilly’s stables, went on to make a full recovery and was later released back onto the forest.
Jilly started as a journalist and author, contributing to most of Britain’s national newspapers and glossy magazines. As well as writing about wine, she has written about travel, women’s issues, sex, the occult and a wide range of general features. She also contributed to five volumes of "Food & Drink", "The Special", "Entertaining with Food & Drink", "The Big Food & Wine Drink Book" and co-authored "Your Hand (A Guide to Palmistry)".
An experienced lifestyle presenter, series include "The Great Antiques Hunt", "Going, Going, Gone", "Holiday" and "Extreme Health". And in the world of food and wine, Jilly played judge for the contestants of "Soapstar Superchef" and "Britain’s Best Dish", besides fitting in regular appearances on "Saturday Cooks!" and "Daily Cooks!".
Reality appearances include "I’m A Celebrity - Get Me Out Of Here!" and "Celebrity Wife Swap".
Jilly kindly donated her substantial share of the telephone vote from "I’m A Celebrity - Get Me Out Of Here" to Folly Wildlife Rescue.
Following the success of our patron Jeff Beck's UK tour, featuring his good friend Johnny Depp, and Johnny's visit to Folly Wildlife Rescue in May 2022 to see for himself the Trust's work with wildlife, we are delighted that Johnny has done us the great honour of agreeing to become a patron.
This is wonderful news, as it not only gives a much-deserved boost to our hard-working staff and volunteers but will help bring attention to the increasingly desperate plight of wildlife, that worldwide is under ever-increasing pressure from human activities - and needs all the help it can get.
United in her love for wildlife with late husband Jeff, Sandra has always been incredibly supportive and involved with our work, and her kindness and compassion for wildlife shines through.
“I was absolutely knocked out and thrilled to be asked to become a Patron for Folly Wildlife Rescue. Wildlife means a great deal to me and I look forward to the bright future of this incredible charity.” - Sandra Beck
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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.
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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