Secret World Wildlife Rescue
We’re delighted to announce the return of Secret World Wildlife Rescue in Highbridge, Somerset as our charity for Virtual ConFuzzled 2021!
Secret World were unable to join us in person last year due to the cancellation of ConFuzzled 2020, but the generosity of our attendees meant we were still able to raise over £16,000 through our first virtual convention!
Originally opened as a visitor attraction in 1984 by Pauline and Derek Kidner, Secret World (At the time, New Road Farm) sparked an interest in conservation and a love for wildlife that continued to grow over the years. In 1992, the charity ‘Bluebell Sett’ was founded to help support this wildlife work, going on to gain national recognition in 1995 when it won the BBC Animal Country Award, appearing on numerous TV programs.
After the success of the ‘Secret World’ television series on ITV, the charity was officially renamed as Secret World Wildlife Rescue in 2005. Since then, Secret World has grown into a 365 days a year rescue centre that cares for over 5,500 sick, injured and orphaned animals each year, including otters, badgers, foxes and birds of prey. The centre aims to rehabilitate and return animals back to the wild whenever possible, offering the animals the best possible care.
The centre has a wide range of extensive facilities, such as treatment areas, recovery and special rehabilitation enclosures. These are designed specifically for the different needs of the wildlife that they care for, and include enclosures for foxes and badgers, where they can forage and dig as they would in the wild, water enclosures for the otters and swans, so they can preen and build their natural oils and large aviaries for garden birds and birds of prey – all away from human contact so they have the best chance of reverting to the wild once they are strong enough to be released.
Let’s do our best to raise even more for Secret World as Virtual ConFuzzled’s guest charity of 2021!
In previous years, we’ve been fortunate enough to work with some amazing charities, and have raised a grand total of £169,198.51, all thanks to the incredible generosity of our attendees!
|2008: The Badger Trust||£1,600|
|2009: The Badger Trust and The Manchester Dogs Home||£2,000|
|2010: Wildlife Heritage Foundation||£6,200|
|2011: International Otter Survival Fund||£10,000|
|2012: Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary||£7,700|
|2013: STA Ferret Rescue||£11,484|
|2014: The Cat Survival Trust||£14,265|
|2015: Fat Fluffs Rabbit Rescue||£13,552|
|2016: Prickles Hedgehog Rescue||£21,946|
|2017: The Badger Trust||£21,113|
|2018: Vale Wildlife Hospital||£26,037|
|2019: Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre||£33,300|
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