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Windmill Hill Day Nursery make donation to local animal shelter

Kind-hearted parents and colleagues from Windmill Hill Day Nursery in Swindon have made a donation of essential care items to help local animals in need.

Driven forward by Nursery Support Practitioner and animal lover, Julie Huntley, the initiative saw generous families and teams from the day nursery on Windmill Hill Business Park, Whitehill Way, make donations of food, bedding and other necessities in an effort to ensure Oak and Furrows Wildlife Rescue Centre in Cricklade was well stocked in supplies for the tougher winter months.

After ensuring the items were quarantined, Julie was accompanied by Nursery Practitioner, Gaynor Williams to the rescue centre, where they were able to see first-hand how the animals in their care would benefit from the supplies contributed.

Windmill Hill Day Nursery Support Practitioner, Julie Huntley explained;

“I am hugely passionate about wildlife and regularly make donations to the shelter as they do such amazing work in giving vulnerable animals a second chance in life. Our nursery families are brilliant at getting behind the worthy causes we support, and the rescue centre were very grateful for our donations, which will be put to great use.”

Windmill Hill Day Nursery Manager, Lora Worthington added;

“We are delighted to be helping a charity that has such a positive impact on the lives of animals. We have also made sure to involve the children by discussing the importance of the work the shelter do in nursing creatures back to health, as well as having care and respect for all living things around us.”

Oak and Furrows operate a 24 hour Wildlife Rescue Service, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. The centre relies on donations to survive and does not receive any government funding. Annually the centre takes in over 3,000 wildlife casualties and receives between 6 and 7,000 telephone calls for help and advice.