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Creature Comforts

£1,000 from Community Grand Fund provides care units for poorly animals


Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital provides care and rehabilitation to wildlife casualties with the aim to release healthy wildlife back to their natural habitats.

With a £1,000 from our most recent Community Grant Fund they were able to purchase some new animal care units for the many poorly or injured Hedgehogs and other small mammals being cared for at the hospital.

“It was overwhelming to find out that Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital had received a grant from Ferry Farm. To know that the local community is backing our work really make a difference to us”

“We only have a small team of staff to fundraise for new equipment as well ensuring our vital services and facilities are kept funded. Thanks to the support of Ferry Farm and their Community Fund we were able to purchase new animal care equipment. We received over 2,000 seasonal wildlife casualties this summer and the new equipment meant staff were able to efficiently provide care to vulnerable patients. Once fit and healthy hundreds many of these wild animals were released back into suitable local habitats.”

Asha Park, Supporter Relations & Fundraising Manager

Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital


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 £85,000 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.


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