ANIMAL AMBULANCE TO THE RESCUE
£1,250 awarded to local Wildlife Hospital
ABOUT THE FUNDING
£1,250 from the sixth round of our Community Grant Funding Scheme will go towards purchasing a specially adapted animal transport vehicle to safely transport injured and unwell wildlife to Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital for treatment. The ambulance will also be used to attend local rescues to wildlife casualties and visit release sites.
The vehicle will be fitted with specialist units to house travelling patients to help prevent them from falling or escaping from the vehicle and reduce the experience of severe jolts or shaking which could cause further injury or unnecessary suffering.
“We were thrilled to be awarded such a generous amount. We have almost reached our target to purchase and fully equip an animal ambulance rescue vehicle. We hope that by the summer we will have raised the remaining funds and have the vehicle up and running.
This donation will make a huge difference to us and helping wildlife in our local area. Wildlife is in dramatic decline so we hope that by providing a rescue service we will be able to help more wildlife casualties in need.”
Tanya Durrant, Animal Care Team, Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital.
ABOUT FERRY FARM COMMUNITY SOLAR
The Ferry Farm community solar farm is located just north of the town of Selsey in West Sussex and straddles the parishes of Selsey and Sidlesham, which are the community it serves.
Created in 2016, our 5 megawatt community solar farm is made up of around 19,000 solar panels which, to date, have generated 5,400,000 kilowatt hours of electricity from the sun. That is enough to power the equivalent of 1,300 homes every year!
Surplus income generated by the solar farm, after operating and finance costs and reserves, is used to support Ferry Farm Community Solar’s community purpose and since 2016 we have provided over £100,000 of funding to support community projects.
We expect to generate at least £2million over the solar farm’s 30 year operating life to support local community initiatives.