House builder makes donation to help one of Preston’s top attractions

Posted on - 26th June, 2024 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Housing, Lostock Hall, Penwortham, Preston News, South Ribble News, Things to Do in and around Preston, Wildlife and Conservation
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David Wilson Homes has donated £300 to Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, a rescue and rehabilitation center for a range of bird species.

The Whitestake-based non-profit houses all birds in large open fronted aviaries, the donation from David Wilson Homes has been dedicated to maintaining and refurbishing the aviaries at the sanctuary.

Claire Jarvis, Managing Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Northwest said: “As a leading developer, donating to organisations and charities in the areas in which we build is vital, and Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary is carrying out incredible work. We encourage all that are able to do so to offer their support, whether that be through financial contributions or even volunteering.”

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The sanctuary has over 80 birds of prey including eagles, hawks, falcons, owls and vultures, perfect for a family outdoor experience. Gaining them a spot on TripAdvisor as one of Preston’s top attractions and featuring on the list of England’s top 25 hidden gem attractions.

Andy Bilsborough, Zoo Director at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary said: “All donations go straight back into our sanctuary to pay general costs, upkeep, feeding and veterinary bills to ensure we can offer direct support with the conservation and rescue of injured owls and birds of prey.

Each year the sanctuary is involved in an average of 50 rescues.

He continued: “The work we do is essential within our community and its important we share our knowledge with visitors to let them know we are doing as much as we can to protect our owls and birds of prey. Even the smallest donations make such a difference!”

They are always looking for new volunteers to help out. For more information on the charity, visit their Facebook page at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary.

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