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There are various ways that you can help us as a charity. Please read below about all the different things that you can do! We appreciate absolutely all help that you can give to us: whether this be donating money to our charity towards caring for the animals or simply spreading the message about us on social media.

How your Donations Help

Donate to Us

Become a Friend

Leave a Legacy

Sponsor an Animal

Sponsor an Incubator

Take Part in the Harborough Lotto

Come to an Event

Items Needed

Volunteer with Us

Share us on Social Media

How your Donations Help

  • £10 pays for a course of antibiotics for birds attacked by predators
  • £15 gives essential warmth to an injured animal for a week
  • £35 buys milk formula for a litter of orphaned hedgehogs for one week
  • £50 will pay for an x-ray on an animal involved in a road traffic accident
  • £100 will enable us to buy life saving equipment
  • £1,000 will sponsor a small enclosure
  • £1,500 will sponsor a medium enclosure
  • £3,000 will sponsor a large enclosure

Alternatively, we accept cheques made payable to Leicestershire Wildlife Hospital Trust and posted to 12 Rookery Close, Kibworth, Leicester, LE8 0SD.

If you would like to make a cash donation, please contact the animal care team on 07951 285 366 to arrange bringing this into the centre.

If you would like to complete a bank transfer to us, the details are as follows:

  • Account name: Leicestershire Wildlife Hospital Building Fund
  • Account number: 00 56 10 10
  • Sort code: 20-49-08

Become a Friend of the Hospital

Our friends scheme is the best way to keep up to date with the news of the hospital and you will receive an exclusive chance to have a look around some of our facilities!

It’s easy to become a friend of the hospital! All we ask is that an annual contribution of £15 or more is made

As a friend you will:

  • receive a complimentary copy of our newsletter: Your Wildlife Matters, published in October and April
  • Be invited to friends only events
  • Support our vital work with wildlife

Please download an application form to become a friend today.

Leave a Legacy

By including Leicestershire Wildlife Hospital in your will, you can be certain that British Wildlife will continue to be cared for in years to come. Furthermore, whatever you choose to leave to charity will be tax-free. For more information, please email us at: [email protected].

Sponsor an Animal

Sponsor one of our animals today to contribute to their care for just £10 a year. These sponsorships make fantastic gifts and are ideal for birthdays, special occasions and Christmas. You, or your recipient, will receive a beautifully handmade card bearing a photo of your chosen animal, details about why these animals are admitted to the centre and a sponsorship certificate. Available to sponsor are:

  • Fox
  • Hedgehog
  • Badger
  • Blue Tit
  • Rabbit

Please click here to download this sponsorship form and return to us if you would like to sponsor an animal

Sponsor an Incubator

Would you like to sponsor an incubator today and know that your money is going towards saving hundreds of animals each year in your specific incubator?

Your donation will go towards the care of the animals in your chosen incubator, including their food, medication and the electricity providing them with constant warmth.
The sponsor options are:
Portable incubator – £50 p/y
Small incubator – £75 p/y
Large incubator – £100 p/y
The benefits to you:
– Your name on your chosen incubator for a year
– A welcome letter with an image of your sponsored incubator
– 4 newsletters during your year sponsorship with stories of the animals saved in your incubator (portable incubator will only receive 2 newsletters as only used during the spring/summer season)
This is a perfect gift idea! Why not sponsor an incubator today for somebody’s birthday, or just a ‘pick-me-up’ treat! Or maybe your company could sponsor one!
If you would like to sponsor an incubator, please send your sponsorship money to (alternatively a bank transfer, cheque or cash payment can be arranged – please ask!).
You will then need to email [email protected] and state the name that you would like on the incubator and the email address you would like the welcome letter & newsletters sending to.
Your sponsorship will run for 12 months from the date that we receive your payment (can be pushed back if being purchased for a gift).

Take Part in the Harborough Lotto

We have launched our Harborough Lotto page. You can win prizes of up to £25,000 and also help us in the process!

50% of ticket sales from our page go to us and another 10% to other good causes in the Harborough district. This money can then be used by us to help rescue, rehabilitate and release British wildlife.

Tickets are only £1 per week and can be purchased by following this link.

Items Needed

We are always in need of various items to help feed and care for the wildlife at our centre.

Particular items that we regularly use are:

  • Strong black bin liners
  • Washing up liquid
  • Meaty loaf cat/dog food
  • Meaty cat biscuits
  • Bird seed
  • Newspapers
  • Clean towels and fleece blankets
  • Kitchen towels

We also have an amazon wishlist which has the most up to date information on the items which we are most in need of. Please sort the list by priority high to low to see what we require the most.

Alternatively, we regularly order from Welland Valley Feeds in Market Harborough. They have a list of the items we use so that you are able to call (01858 461 463) or visit them directly to place an order that gets sent straight to us.

Volunteer with us

We rely on volunteers every day to help us look after the wildlife in our care, to maintain our buildings and gardens, and to help raise vital funds for us.

Due to insurance reasons, we can only take on volunteers that are over the age of 16.

Students who are required to complete work experience hours as part of their course are able to do that with us but spaces are limited and commitment must be to a full day.

If you are interested in volunteering, please download an application form by clicking here and email it back to us. We will then be in touch to arrange this with you dependent upon our availability.

Share us on Social Media

A great way to help and spread the message about the work we do as a charity is to share us on social media! Find our links below: