RGB Building Supplies has announced that the Cullompton Wildlife Care Centre is to benefit from its Well Built Community Fund.

The centre will receive £1,000 worth of building materials from RGB’s Tiverton branch, which will contribute to the replacement of its aviaries.

Cullompton Wildlife Care Centre has been operating for 23 years and looks after several hundred animals from across Devon and Somerset each year. The animals are all either orphaned or injured, and can be referred from veterinary practices, the RSPB and the Wildlife Trust.

As a lot of the centre’s work is with swans, their cygnets, and owls, it will be using the Community Fund grant to replace two old aviaries with a multi-functional pen-style enclosure that can cater for the rehabilitation of both animals.

Doreen Williams, who runs the care centre from her home with her husband Martin, said: “We are completely self-funded so it can be difficult to upgrade and replace outdated facilities as all our funds are used on the day to day care needs of the wildlife we look after. Therefore the Community Fund grant from RGB Building Supplies is extremely gratefully received and will enable us to create a much needed new aviary. Thank you so much.”

Adrian Borchardt, deputy branch manager at RGB Tiverton, said: “The Cullompton Wildlife Care Centre is just the type of organisation that our Well Built Community Fund is designed to support. The great work they do in our region perhaps goes unnoticed, so we are delighted to help and offer them the support for a change. We look forward to returning to the centre in the future to see the new aviary.”

Image: (l-r) Adrian Borchardt, assistant branch manager at RGB Tiverton, and Doreen Williams of the Cullompton Wildlife Care Centre with a hedgehog that is currently being cared for at the centre.