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.
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