The Wildlife Aid Foundation (WAF) is a charity based in Surrey that was founded by Simon Cowell in the 1980s as a small local wildlife rescue charity and that has grown since then into one of the UK’s leading environmental and animal welfare organisations.

The charity is dedicated to the rescue, care and rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphaned wild animals and they treat them in their veterinary hospital centre in Leatherhead. The charity deals with more than 20,000 wildlife emergencies every year.

Their aim is to help every patient and return them to their natural environment once they have recovered, as close to where they were found as possible.

The Foundation’s work was the focus of the popular TV series Wildlife SOS on Discovery Channel’s ‘Animal Planet‘ and has now moved onto the worldwide platform of YouTube:

View Wildlife Aid Videos

As a previous volunteer, I admire the hard work all the volunteers perform at the centre, and am moved by their love and passion for animals and their willingness to see them recovered and taken back to their homes in nature.

If you also want to help them, you can get involved with the Wildlife Aid Foundation (WAF) in many ways like joining their team or becoming a volunteer (they are always in need of new volunteers) or getting involved in one of their active animal care campaigns.

You can also adopt an animal (such as a fox, a badger or a hedgehog). The cost of each adoption goes directly towards the care of their patients, whether by way of specialist medicines or lifesaving surgeries. Or you can make a donation to help them provide lifesaving treatment, essential food and medication to the thousands of animals they care for each year.

Find out more information of how you can help here:

Wildlife Aid Website

I’m really grateful that this year Jellybean is making a donation to the Wildlife Aid Foundation and have shown their interest and care for the British wildlife in our campaign 12 DAYS OF GIVING where the agency will be giving 12 days salary to 12 different charities.

Hopefully, one day, we will all be more conscious about the importance of environmental and animal welfare.