Daphne celebrates becoming Oak and Furrows patron with garden party

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Daphne Neville (centre) with Oak and Furrow staff Katia (left) and Serena (right) Daphne Neville (centre) with Oak and Furrow staff Katia (left) and Serena (right)

AN actress who is deeply passionate about otters has become a patron of a Somerford Keynes animal rescue centre.

Daphne Neville celebrated her appointment at Oak and Furrows Wildlife Rescue Centre (OAS) last month with a fundraising garden party at her Frampton Mansell home.

Over £500 was raised at the party and it will be donated to OAS and other animal charities, Tiggywinkles and the International Otter Survival Fund.

Tea, home-made cakes and sandwiches and Daphne’s home-made gingerbread were enjoyed by around 150 visitors.

Daphne is the author of popular children's book Bee, A Particular Otter, which first appeared on the shelves in 1982 and she has also become well known for hand-rearing otters at her home.

Daphne joins popular poet, Pam Ayres in becoming a patron of OAF,who took on her role at the charity earlier this year.

OAS hope its two new patrons can help its raise £220,000 to move to a new home near Cricklade later this year.

If you can help donate then call Ray Hood on 01666 860 789.

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