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Secret World Wildlife Rescue in the South West is seeking new friends and supporters through its latest initiative to help it raise more money.

As the demand for animal rescue has increased over the last 25 years, Secret World Wildlife Rescue is starting a new Friendship Circle to help it meet the increasing costs of rescuing over 5,000 animals each year. The charity, based in East Huntspill, Somerset, is wholly reliant on the generosity of its supporters.

The new friendship circle aims to keep its supporters better informed in return for committed financial support. The initiative is being led by the charity’s founder Pauline Kidner.

Pauline commented: “Over a quarter of a century ago, Secret World was a tourist attraction as well as a wildlife hospital. Our frequent open days provided a strong source of revenue for the charity. Today, with the ever-increasing numbers of wildlife casualties arriving at our centre, we’re not in the position to open our doors to the public as regularly. Unfortunately, this has impacted our ability to raise funds.

“Our supporters are incredibly generous, so we are starting a new Friendship Circle to keep them better informed about the inspiring work our team undertakes 7-days a week, 365 days a year.

“Our charity has always operated purely from donations and we hope with the extra support of our friends, we will be able to meet the ever-increasing costs. Without them, we couldn’t save thousands of animals each year. We are endeavouring to remain true to our mission to help our wonderful wildlife thrive.”

Anyone wishing to know more details about the charity or is interested in becoming a ‘Friend of Secret World’ can visit or telephone 01278 783250 for more information.

Secret World Wildlife Rescue will feature in three episodes of Countryfile Spring Diaries on Tuesday 29th May, Wednesday 30th May and Thursday 31st May. All episodes will be shown at 9:15am on BBC One and can be watched on catch-up on iPlayer.

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