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Stumbling block in Enfield Independent animal campaign to save the Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service in Trent Country Park
The future of an animal hospital hangs in the balance now donations have come to a standstill.
The Enfield Independent launched a campaign in November to drum up £5,000 for the Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service in Trent Country Park, which is struggling financially.
Although our generous readers have clubbed together to raise an impressive £4,400 for the last wildlife animal hospital in London, only £100 has been raised for the centre since the beginning of January.
Barry Smitherman, who runs the centre with his wife June, said: “We would have been home and dry if the weather had stayed dry but we are just a little but away from the future looking bright.
“This is why I am so glad we did what we did because I anticipated this might happen if we didn’t raise that extra little bit.”
He said visitor numbers have also decreased during the cold snap, but hopes the half term holidays next week will encourage people to visit the animals.
Mr and Mrs Smitherman and a team of trusty volunteers care for more than 200 trapped, injured or abandoned animals on the site at once before are released into the wild if possible.
Donations can be sent or dropped in to Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (Enfield), Wildlife Hospital and Animal Centre, Trent Park, Cockfosters Road, EN4 0PS.
Please write Save Trent Park Wildlife Hospital on the envelope and we will add it to our fundraising total.