History Of Folly 2012 Onwards

At its opening in 2012, The Broadwater Forest Wildlife Hospital, comprised three core buildings; B1, the main hospital (ICU, unit 1, unit 2 and kitchen/food preparation), B2, support services (office, staff, security and storage) and B3, foxes (operated by our sister charity, The Fox Project).

The original plan for the hospital had included a fourth building to house veterinary, x-ray and diagnostic facilities, but lack of funds at the time had prevented the work from going ahead.

However, by 2014, this problem had been addressed, and after the submission (and subsequent granting) of a second planning application, work on the new B4 building was able to start.

The primary purpose of B4 was to house veterinary, diagnostic and x-ray units, a nursery unit, an office for our supervisors, and a staff training room, together with 6, large, undercover aviaries; furthermore, provision for a further 5 aviaries to the rear of B3, were also included in this plan.

Work on this stage of the project commenced at the end of 2014, and by the beginning of 2016, much of it had been completed.

Folly Main Reception

Folly Wildlife Rescue Main Reception

The Trust now looks to the provision of a 4x4 deer recovery truck and a deer holding unit, outside enclosures for badger cubs and small mammals, a large aviary for birds of prey, a test flight for bats, and in time, a new education centre.

B1 Building Going Up

The new B1 building goes up

Fitting Out B1

Fitting out B1

B1 Finished - Reception, I.C.U., Unit 1, Unit 2, Kitchen / Food Preparation

B1 finished - reception, I.C.U., unit 1, unit 2,
kitchen / food preparation

Building Commences On The Aviaries

Work on the new aviary block on the back of building 3 gets underway!

The Aviaries Starting To take Shape

Starting to take shape

B4 Almost Completed

After battling torrential rain and gale-force winds, the crew from National Stables made great progress on B4. Finishing the roof was the next task and then it's just a small matter of raising the funds to fit out the x-ray, veterinary, waterbird and staff training units!

Starting Work On The Mammal Yard

Work started on the mammal yard

One Of The Mammal Enclosures

One of the mammal enclosures

The Badger Enclosure Fitted Out

The badger enclosure fitted out


An Introduction To Folly Wildlife Rescue - A Short Film By Stephen Knapp, 2013


Previous Successful Rescues

Young Bunnies

Online Donation

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Your kind and generous donation will directly help injured wildlife.

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Regular Donation

It is easy to set up a regular standing order by clicking the CAF image below. You will be taken to The Southern Wildlife Care and Advisory Trust's page on the CAF website where it will take just a few easy steps to set up a standing order by direct debit.

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Amazon Wish List

With the endless stream of wildlife casualties brought in to Folly Wildlife Rescue we are continually looking for stocks of essential items to aid recovery. With the introduction of our new nursery we will be able to cater for even more little babies, and with that comes more expense and that is where you, our supporters, may be able to help.
Our Amazon Wish List is updated frequently with all the essential items we needr. Your support is absolutely invaluable to us and every item purchased is a vital saving for our charity.

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Adopt A hedgehog

An adoption pack makes a great gift for a birthday or Christmas (or you can always treat yourself!) and is a very practical way to help hedgehogs in distress.
As well as illnesses and injuries the species is now seriously threatened by loss of habitat and housing developments, increased road traffic and unsympathetic farming practices

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