Fundraising weekend for ‘awesome’ animals

PUBLISHED: 13:00 30 July 2015

Secret Worlds Spines and Shells open day, Michelle Skinner.

Secret Worlds Spines and Shells open day, Michelle Skinner.

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VISITORS of all ages flocked to a Somerset animal charity’s open weekend.

More than 1,000 people braved the weekend’s unpredictable weather to visit Secret World Wildlife Rescue’s Spines and Shells weekend in East Huntspill on Saturday and Sunday.

Visitors were able to meet hedgehogs, tortoises and a wide variety of British wildlife, while learning all about the work the charity does to rehabilitate sick and injured animals.

Included in the day’s events was a donation from Lucy Newman, who lives near Mark.

Six-year-old Lucy presented Secret World staff and volunteers with a sweet box containing £60 she had raised with the help of friend Grace Chorley.

Secret Worlds Spines and Shells open day,Secret Worlds Spines and Shells open day,

Lucy said: “I grew rosemary and tomato plants and sold them at a music concert my mum had organised.

“Then I organised a music quiz and held a how many sweets in the jar competition, as well as a raffle.

“I chose to raise money for Secret World because animals are awesome and I love them.”

Secret World’s next open weekend, Nature’s Hunters, will take place on August 29-31.

For more Secret World news, click the links below.

* Help needed to raise £15,000
* Visitors meet Secret World’s baby animals

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