IN preparation for a move to a new home a Somerford Keynes based animal rescue centre is putting a call out for volunteers.

Oak and Furrows Wildlife rescue centre is set to move to a new base at a Wiltshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve near Cricklade in the spring.

In order to help them with the move, it needs workers to help man the new base which will have better facilities than the ones available at its current home.

Tori Cole, of Oak and Furrows, said: “It is a very important job that our volunteers do. We need people to help with feeding and cleaning and we need people to go out on collections (picking up a sick or injured animal). Without volunteers we couldn’t run.

“It is not glamorous at all but it is very rewarding and you would get to see a lot of things that you would not get to see anywhere else. Our volunteers get to hold hedgehogs and gold finches, and geese. ”

Tori also explained that volunteers are required to help with the move to the new base and with organising fundraising events to make that move happen.

Although Oak and Furrows has raised £160,000 needed to pay for its move it is still well short of its target of £225,000.

If you are able to donate towards the fund for the move or have any fundraising ideas then contact Ray Hood on 01666 860789.