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Severn Valley donate to Tewkesbury wildlife charity

22 August 2023

The Vale Wildlife Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre, based in Beckford near Tewkesbury, were the latest recipient of our Community Champions scheme.

The Severn Valley region donated £3,000 to the organisation that looks after ill and injured animals until they can be released back into the wild in recognition of the important work they do in the area.

Last year alone, they treated over 7,500 animals – the second highest annual total ever.

The Centre relies on £55,000 worth of monthly donations to operate and covers a wide area that stretches into the Midlands, South West, and Wales. They look after a wide variety of British wildlife from foxes and dears to hedgehogs and otters, rescuing them following reports from organisations like the RSPCA and directly from the public.

We employ over 5,000 people directly and support over 80,000 jobs in the supply chain, and our long-established Community Champions programme sees over £700,000 spent on good causes across Britain each year.

The region is currently developing at Fiddington Fields on the Ashchurch side of the M5 by Dobbies Garden Centre, with two, three, and four-bed homes available from £240,000.

The development is also home to a range of innovative Smart Homes, with built-in energy-efficient features that let residents prioritise sustainable living. 

Commenting, Persimmon Homes Severn Valley Sales Director Carly Spear said:

“Organisations like the Vale Wildlife Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre is just one of the reasons that makes this area so special, and their work is commendable.

“Persimmon believes in supporting organisations and good causes like the Centre in the areas in which we develop because we want our customers and generations of future residents to benefit from that good work.

“Alongside building much-needed homes at our exciting new development in Fiddington, we are also determined to leave a positive lasting legacy in the local community, supporting organisations across all walks of life.

“Hopefully, those who will be buying at Fiddington Fields a few minutes down the road will also want to support the Centre through their own donations, volunteering or spending at their shops, or becoming members themselves.”

The Vale Wildlife Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre’s Natalie Gould added:

“We were delighted by Persimmon’s donation and cannot emphasise enough how helpful this is for the Centre, which relies on public goodwill to do our work.

“We just had our second busiest year on record and we’re on course to get similar numbers this year, so it has never been more important for us to get support like this.

“That way, we can continue to ensure that wildlife, not just in the area but, across our large region can be saved and returned to their habitats safely and healthily.”

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