Aug 01

Baby House martins thriving

House_martinHere’s one of the eight baby House martins that we are currently caring for.  They arrived with us at around one week old and had to be hand fed.  Being so short of help at the hospital, Angie had to bring these little House martins to the last Coffee morning to ensure they received their regular 40 minute feeds!

Now they’re feeding themselves and have just begun to perch.  Soon we will transfer them to one of our outdoor enclosures, preparing them for release into the wild.


We desperately need more volunteers…
Are you interested in becoming an animal carer or would like to help in some way?
Find out how you can help>



Jul 24

Running water – phase 1

Today saw us take the first step in our challenge to bring running water to the hospital site. This morning the digger arrived to excavate the ground across the adjoining farmland, from the hospital to the Fleckney Road. Laying the water pipe is our first task and is costing in the region of £2100. The next phase will be to finalise the legalities and then to connect up to the water mains, which we hope to be able to do this year.

At the moment we are totally reliant on a supply of water from an underground rainwater tank.  Last summer this ran dry leaving us with no option other than to buy in tankers of water to care for our patients.  To get a supply of running water is a priority for us now.

Any donation towards these costs is greatly appreciated and will take us closer to achieving our goal.

You can make a donation at our JustGiving page>

Many thanks.


Sponsor a new animal enclosure

We aim to build two more animal enclosures at the hospital: one dedicated to hedgehog conservation and a large multi-purpose one able to house a variety of creatures.

Each enclosure will cost in the region of £3000 to build and are available to sponsor. We welcome enquiries from individuals, groups and businesses.

Please get in touch to find out more. Email: or call us on 0795 1285 366.

Thank you.


Jul 10

LWH needs volunteers

Leicestershire Wildlife Hospital needs more volunteers.  Can you help us?

We are looking for…

  • Painters - to help paint and protect our outdoor pens before the winter sets in.
  • Gardener(s) – willing to spend a couple of hours a week to tend the flower beds and keep the area around the hospital looking nice.
  • Animal carers – able to make a regular commitment to help care for our patients.  Volunteers are particularly wanted for Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.  If you are interested in becoming an animal carer, please download and complete the volunteer application form.
  • Fundraising helpers - to help at our monthly coffee mornings and other events.

To volunteer or find out more  E: or call us between 9am-5pm on 0795 1285 366.


Lubenham Scarecrow weekend, 13 & 14th Sept 2014

Come along to a proper village fete, and Leicestershire Wildlife Hospital will be there too …

Location: Lubenham Village, Nr Market Harborough, Leicestershire.

Time: 11.00am – 6.00pm

Cost: Free

Dozens of scarecrows on display around the village – come and vote for your favourite. Tractor-drawn trailer rides around the village. Fairground rides, quad bikes, amazing maze, bouncy castle, traditional games.

Stalls galore.

A full programme of fabulous live music and entertainment. And lots more atmosphere, fun for all the family.

Don’t miss it!!

Free Parking. Profits from the event are used to support local groups and organisations.

Contact 07969 783821


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