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Enfield Independent campaign for the Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service in Trent Country Park nearing £5,000 target
A campaign to save an animal hospital launched by the Enfield Independent has nearly reached its £5,000 target.
The Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service in Trent Country Park has received £4,150 in donations since the newspaper launched its campaign on November 13.
The centre was threatened with closure this month unless urgent cash was sourced after a wet spring and summer led to a decline in visitor numbers.
Barry and June Smitherman, who run the centre with volunteers, are extremely happy with the amount of money raised and have thanked the public for their generosity.
The couple held two successful festive events where they served mulled wine and mince pies to raise funds. They hope to hold a similar event in the coming weeks, once the weather improves.
The centre is home to the last wildlife animal hospital in London – where injured creatures are treated before being released back into the wild.
More than 200 animals, including pigs, horses, birds and hedgehogs, are cared for at the centre at one time.