The Folly Wildlife Rescue Trust

The Folly Wildlife Rescue Trust

Charity information

The Folly Wildlife Rescue Trust

Folly Wildlife Rescue is a charity dedicated to the rescue, care and rehabilitation of injured, orphaned, sick and distressed wild animals.

It operates throughout East Sussex and Kent.

Founded 2002

  • Mission statement

    Wildlife in the UK is under serious threat, not only from loss of habitat and development, but also from man's increasingly disruptive activities.

    Every year, millions of our native animals are killed and injured in accidents, with road traffic accidents, garden chemicals and machinery, garden and sports netting, leisure activities, fishing, building developments and attacks by domestic cats and dogs all taking their toll.

    The Trust works tirelessly, 365 days of the year, to rescue, provide treatment and return to the wild, as many victims as it can from its huge catchment area, which includes East Sussex and much of Kent. At the present time it is admitting some 3500 casualties a year.

    It employs just three full-time staff.

    In 2005 the Trust became aware that its present facilities would eventually become over-whelmed by the sheer number of animals being admitted and decided to raise funds to establish a dedicated wildlife centre and hospital for the region. Its target of £200,000 was reached in early 2010 and later that year a 5 acre site near Tunbridge Wells was purchased.

    Work began in January 2011 and The Broadwater Forest Wildlife Centre will start to operate a limited service there at the end of the year.

  • Aims

    The Folly Wildlife Rescue Trust aims to:

    • The second aim of the Trust to provide first-class care, veterinary treatment and rehabilitation facilities, to enable it to return as many animals as it can to the wild.
    • The first aim of the Trust aims to provide a rescue service for injured, orphaned and distressed wild animals.
    • The third aim of the Trust is to promote, through education, an understanding of and respect for our precious wildlife heritage.
  • Overview

    Established: March 2002

    Registered Charity Number: 1091857

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 3

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 50

    Phone number: 01892 750865

    Address: Folly Cottage, Sham Farm Road Eridge Green Tunbridge Wells TN3 9JB

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