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Help Mansfield Wildlife Rescue secure a permanent home

Posted onPosted on 5th Jan

A charity that helps injured and orphaned wildlife has launched an urgent appeal to buy its home.

Mansfield Wildlife Rescue needs to raise £50,000 in six months to secure its future at Pleasley Vale.

The self-funded charity moved there after a devastating fire at the Mansfield Woodhouse home of its founder, Cheryl Martins.

Now it has been given a “golden opportunity”, but Cheryl said volunteers needed the help of the public to make their dream a reality.

She said Mansfield Wildlife Rescue, which currently leases its premises, had been given six months to raise the £50,000 and bring much-needed stability for the charity.

It is dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of sick, injured or orphan wildlife, including young deer, birds, and more.

Cheryl, who has been rescuing animals for around 30 years, began running the rescue centre from her home before the blaze hit in 2022.

“We’re thrilled to share a golden opportunity that could shape the future of our wildlife rescue charity, and we need your help to make it a reality,” she said.

“Our rescue centre has been offered a chance to purchase the site we currently lease, providing much-needed stability for our mission.

“But, there’s a catch — we have just six months to raise £50,000 for the purchase and solicitors’ fees.

“Imagine a haven where our rescued animals can thrive, safe from future developments, surrounded by the beauty of the countryside we call home.

“Your support, no matter the size, can turn this vision into reality.

“Your contribution will directly impact the lives of the animals we care for, ensuring they have a secure and protected space for the rest of their lives.”

As well as helping the wild animals, the rescue centre aims to educate people about animal welfare and to release recovered wildlife back into their natural habitat.

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More information about the charity, which can be contacted on 01623 810625 from 10.30am to 5pm, is at