Project information


Every year our wildlife hospital cares for thousands of sick injured or orphaned wildlife casualties. Oiled swans and other water birds are becoming a regular intake at the hospital, We are in need of a specialised cleaning and housing unit.planning permission has been obtained for this

October 2017 - May 2018

Charity information: Leicestershire Wildlife Hospital Trust

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  • Need


    The new oiled bird recovery unit will allow more space for recovery of stricken birds. taking the strain of our always busy treatment wards and giving birds better space to recuperate and be cleaned,


    The new oiled bird unit will contain wash areas for removing the oil, drying areas so the birds can quickly get warmed up.initial housing until they are able to go to outside enclosures and float pools.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide better help to stricken water fowl in the east midlands and surrounding areas ,


    » we are doing car boots on a regular bases to help provide funding for this project
    » coffee mornings .We hold regular supporters coffee mornings and information stalls each month,
    » curry nights are held as fundraisers twice yearly towards our building projects.
    » twice yearly barn dances are held towards our building funds.

    What success will look like

    success will be the creation of much needed facilities for distressed water birds in leicestershire and surrounding counties

  • Impact


    Long term this facility will provide distressed oiled waterbirds a greater chance of recovery from a manmade problem and an increase in facilities available for the treatment of sick iwater birds. The recent oil spill in may in leicester demonstrates a teal need for these facilities


    we may not have to deal with any oiled birds again for a while and could tie up funds which could go else where to improve other facilities. We will not start any work on this project until all funding or pledges in place


    We will send regular updates on project via email to anyone contributing to this project either by donation or pledge

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £30,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £8,000 footings digging out ,brickwork and concreate
      £9,000 frame work sides roof and insulation
      £3,000 electrics/plumming lights heating water equptment and instulation
      £4,000 internal work walls plastering etc
      £6,000 housing bird holding pens and instalation
  • Background


    leicestershire wildlife hospital is situated at kibworth beauchamp leicestershire on open farmland which is owned by the charity


    our project will benefit british wildlife in need,

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    leicestershire wildlife hospital is the only wildlife centre in the east midlands. Our hospital has been caring for wildlife for over 33 years now . we have dealt with inland oil spills before back in 2003 when over 100 water birds became stricken and in need of help it was us who came to there aid.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Angela Downham

    Angela is the founder and the driving force of the centre.Working with the animals and teaching wildlife care to the volunteers at the centre.