Persimmon Homes

Bristol animal charity receives funding boost

07 June 2022

A Bristol animal charity has received a grant to buy a new incubator and other equipment to help baby birds and hedgehogs.

Bristol Animal Rescue Centre has bagged £1,000 from our Severn Valley region through the Community Champions scheme.

The centre has been caring for Bristol’s pets and wildlife since 1887, healing and homing thousands of vulnerable animals each year. There is a need for equipment like a new incubator to care for vulnerable baby birds, hedgehogs and other small animals during their stay at the Albert Road facility.

Anna O'Dell, Fundraising and Communications Manager at Bristol Animal Rescue Centre, said: “This donation from Persimmon Homes is a fantastic boost for us. Our expert team of eight veterinary staff care for vulnerable wildlife and release them back into the wild when they are healthy enough.

“This incubator will help with their recovery. We’ll also be able to put the rest of the money towards other equipment like new theatre lights which have recently broken. We couldn’t continue our valuable work without the generosity of businesses like Persimmon.”

Persimmon is currently building new homes across Bristol at Howsmoor Common in Lyde Green, Brookfields and The Croft on Honeysuckle Road and Moorland Grove in Lawrence Weston.

Carly Spear, Sales Director at Persimmon Homes Severn Valley, said: “We’re thrilled to support Bristol Animal Rescue Centre with this donation. I hope this new incubator helps them continue the fantastic work they do in the Bristol area. It’s a real pleasure to be able to support groups and good causes in the areas in which we are building through Community Champions, which has donated more than £5m since its launch.”

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