Volunteering 'good for the soul'

PUBLISHED: 10:00 12 May 2014

Greg with Mumbles

Greg with Mumbles


HUNDREDS of orphaned and injured animals rely on the care a Somerset wildlife charity can provide - and 
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Secret World Rescue Centre in East Huntspill is at the height of its busy season, with more than 340 admissions in April alone.

The Brent Road charity is in constant need of funding and volunteers so it can continue carrying out the service.

Volunteer Greg (pictured) is a retired driving instructor who helps with fundraising, animal rescue, maintenance and ferret-racing during the open weekends.

Other volunteers at Secret World include reception helpers, laundry teams and animal care workers.

But the charity is urgently seeking people of all ages and ability to join the fundraising team to help with offsite collections.

The charity’s fundraiser Debbie O’Keefe said: “Volunteering your time for any charity or organisation is good for the soul.

“We have helped so many people gain confidence by getting back into the work place which has given them the start they need to get back into paid work.

“We are now seeking friendly outgoing people who enjoy talking about the work that we do here at Secret World, there is no sales background necessary just the ability to talk to people.”

For more information contact debbie@secretworld.org or 01278 783250.

You can download a volunteer application form at www.secretworld.org

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