It is with much sadness and regret that the Trustees of London Wildcare announce that our Beddington Park Centre will not re-open and that we have tendered our notice to the London Borough of Sutton to surrender our lease.
It has become apparent to us that the costs of continuing to operate on this site are rising at a rate with which we cannot keep pace. Furthermore, whilst these premises have served us well for the last twenty years, we no longer feel that they are suitable for our needs as we look ahead to the next twenty years and beyond. These and other factors have led us to the conclusion that now is the right time for us to close this facility and to conserve the funds we have so as to help enable our plans for the future.
Therefore, please be assured that London Wildcare, as a Charity, is not closing down – we are relocating to a new office in Croydon from where we will work to raise the necessary funds over the next one to two years to purchase a new site of our own on the London/Surrey borders, from where we will once again care for wildlife in need.
More details about this and other projects we will be working on will be circulated to our members over the coming days and weeks and will be published here, on our website, early in the New Year.
Until then, we would just like to say thank you to all those who have supported us during our time here at Beddington – over those years, we have given hands-on help to more than 60,000 animals, which is an amazing achievement and which we could never have done without your help and kindness. You have been an invaluable part of our past and we hope we can count upon you to be a part of our future too.
With heartfelt thanks once again from myself and my fellow Trustees
Ted Burden, Founder, London Wildcare
10th October 2016
If you require assistance with a wildlife casualty, please contact any of the following organizations, who we are happy to recommend:
RSPCA (24hr National number): 0300 1234 999
Wildlife Aid (Leatherhead: 09061 800132
Wildlife Lodge (Beckenham): 07983 708497
Fox Project (Foxes only): 01892 731565
Swan Sanctuary (All Waterfowl): 01932 240790
East Surrey Badger Group: 07973 327017 or 07936 520332
Please note that all Vets are obliged to provide free relief from pain and suffering for any animal, wild or domestic – some will be willing to do more than others so please check their policies on wildlife and strays before taking an animal into them for attention
If you need help with domestic (pet) animals, please try any of the following:
For Dogs and Cats:
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home: 020 7627 9308
For Cats Only:
Cats Protection Shelter – Mitcham: 03000 120285
Stepping Stones Cat Rescue – Wallington: 07958 117595
For Small Pets:
Furry Friends – Coulsdon: 020 8407 1080
Bobtails Rabbit Rescue – Ewell: 020 8393 2016
SITE LAST UPDATED 10/10/16