Secret World Wildlife and Rescue to become more accessible for Easter open weekend

PUBLISHED: 15:00 13 April 2017

David Foulds, Secret World CEO, with a hedgehog.

David Foulds, Secret World CEO, with a hedgehog.

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Secret World Wildlife Rescue is set to open its doors to the public this Easter weekend – but this time there will be more cause for celebration as its 25th anniversary will be marked with the grand opening of a new path to help people with limited mobility.

The rescue centre, which aims to rehabilitate and release animals which have been in distress, has recently opened its education centre Bluebell Barn.

Now, after weeks of construction work, a new jubilee path will make the site accessible to all in a bid to welcome more people to see all the work the charity does.

The path is set to be officially unveiled by the Yeovil Town Ladies football team and will start off the celebrations of 25 years of rescuing animals in need.

The centre will be open from Good Friday until Easter Monday and there will be a host of activities on offer, including a treasure hunt, wildlife-themed crafting activities and talks about hedgehogs, birds of prey, bugs and badgers.

David Foulds, chief executive of Secret World, said: “Our priority is to ensure the charity is sustainable for the 25 years to come.

“We lost our aim a little along the way so we are refocusing. Our main aim has always been to rehabilitate and release animals. Educating the public about the plight of British wildlife is what we stand for.”

You can read all about Secret World’s 25 years as a charity by reading our feature here.


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