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Project information

Relocation Funding Appeal

There is a crisis population of unwanted parrots. The time has come when we need to relocate and build a sanctuary, to put into place a large parrot rescue, rehabilitation, education and awareness facility for us to continue and expand our valuable work and help more needy parrots the future.

We expect the initial set-up will be within one year.

Charity information: New Life Parrot Rescue & Helpline Service

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  • Need


    The need to properly accommodate and manage the amount of unwanted, neglected and cruelly treated parrots that come to NLPR's attention. We must educate and bring awareness to the plight of captive parrots; to make aware that parrots are beyond the 'pet' concept and have the emotional intelligence of a 3 to 5 year old child. The best way forward is to provide an education centre and illustrate the specialised needs of parrots within spacious accommodation with environmental enrichment.


    NLPR will lead by example and raise the current standed of care and understanding of the parrots' needs. We will be providing an educational resource for those engaged in the veterinary field, animal welfare students, school children and parrot keepers. Our project is instrumental in the prevention of ignorance, abuse and cruelty and will help toward stamping out the merciless, brutal, exploitative trade in psittacines.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Funding permitting, acquire approprite land with buildings.


    » Construct the necessary accommodation and facilities for the rescued parrots.
    » Construct an education centre and workshop for parrot keepers, veterinary personnel, animal welfare students and school children.

    What success will look like

    Success will be... in the provision of beautiful 1/4 acre free-flight aviaries with environmental enrichment for the rescued parrots.

    Aim 2

    Open the sanctuary section to the public


    » Through media advertising and local support

    What success will look like

    Success will be... illustrating the appropriate care and accommodation that parrots require in order to thrive. Providing the opportunity to understand the true nature of parrots.

  • Impact


    The project will take NLPR to its next level and thus provide unlimited scope for its beneficiaries and all those with an interest in both animal and parrot welfare. It will provide the way forward in parrot rescue, on many levels. The long term changes for NLPR is dimensional, but the most profound long term change will be demonstrated by its strength to succeed in bringing about improvements and raising conscious awareness on all levels.


    There is a risk of not gaining enough man-power to assist with operating the project. However, the project is not in progress yet and thus we have not yet searched for suitable, willing volunteers. At the appropriate time, we will call on NLPR supporters, relevant companies and advertise for assistance through appropriate mediums.


    Donors will mainly be up-dated through the NLPR's website but will be sent progress reports with any major difficulties we may experience through email.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £870,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £700,000 Relocation Property with acrage of land for NLPR resident parrots.
      £85,000 Construction Quarter acre free-flighted Aviaries, parrot shelter, quarantine and hospital area.
      £85,000 Construction Education and workshop, Office, staff accommodation, Coffee and Gift Shop

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    NLPR Supporters £2,280 Guaranteed
  • Background


    East Anglia has many historical attractions and open countryside. It contains many beautiful natural reserves supporting a wide diversity of wildlife and flora that is renowned to be one of the best enriched regions in the country. This region also offers reasonably priced property with available land that meets the budget and requirements for our Relocation project.


    The overwhelming amount of unwanted, throw-away, abused, neglected and cruelly treated parrots currently have none to very limited options available. The implimentation of a large facility will literally give them a "New Life" and thus become NLPR's primary beneficiaries. Individual people, groups, students, school children and the veterinary fraternity will also benefit at local and national level.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Over the course of fifteen years, our charity has gained sufficient experience to implement this project. We have gained respect and support from leading organisations in the animal welfare field and through this have developed a network of supporters and volunteers, some of whom have become very close to working with the Charity.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Hella Gamper - Volunteer

    Fundraising, promoting and organising volunteers to assist the project with the small but important practical tasks.

    Phil Senior - Volunteer

    Landscape gardening and environmental planning. This person will help create a naturally pleasing environment for the parrots and visitors.

    John Hamilton - Partner And Trustee

    Project planner, John is a key player to ensure all aspects of the project come together.

    Steve Harris - Volunteer

    This person has been in the construction trade for many years and will be a key player to constructing aviaries and buildings.

Imagine - Quarter acre free-flight habitat!

Imagine - Quarter acre free-flight habitat!


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