Wild­base Re­cov­ery’s SIG­NIF­I­CANT REACH

The na­tional Wild­base Re­cov­ery pro­ject is another step closer, thanks to a re­cent boost of al­most half a mil­lion dol­lars.

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A suc­cess­ful ap­pli­ca­tion to the Lottery Sig­nif­i­cant Pro­ject Fund has granted the na­tional wildlife re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion cen­tre $450,000, while the Ro­tary Club of Mil­son has do­nated $10,000 to­wards the pro­ject over the next two years. In ad­di­tion to online do­na­tions, in­clud­ing $100 do­na­tion from Canada, $1,000 has also been re­ceived from the Ro­tary Club of Plim­mer­ton, and $1,000 was do­nated by MidCen­tral DHB’s Med­i­cal Imag­ing Depart­ment who fundraised dur­ing their col­league’s, Fiona Burleigh’s, trek of the Te Araroa Trail in the South Is­land ear­lier this year. Fiona, and her part­ner An­thony Behrens, will join the Wild­base Re­cov­ery Com­mu­nity Trust and Wild­base Hos­pi­tal’s Brett Gartrell to present Wild­base Re­cov­ery Tales at the Globe Theatre, Fri­day 28 Au­gust. For a gold coin en­try, public will hear about New Zealand’s cur­rent con­ser­va­tion sta­tus, sto­ries of en­dan­gered wildlife treated for ill­ness and in­jury right here in Palmer­ston North, and how Wild­base Re­cov­ery will pro­vide spe­cialised re­ha­bil­i­a­tion care for en­dan­gered species from all over New Zealand, be­fore their re­turn back into the wild. The Wild­base Re­cov­ery Com­mu­nity Trust is tasked with rais­ing $5.69m to build the world-class Wild­base Re­cov­ery fa­cil­ity. “$2.44m has been raised since the Trust was launched in Au­gust last year,” says Wild­base Re­cov­ery Com­mu­nity Trust Chair, Roger Kennedy. “We’re in­cred­i­bly happy with the pos­i­tive start made for such a ma­jor na­tional pro­ject.” For more in­for­ma­tion check

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