VIDEO: Visitors flock to Brent Lodge event

WILDLIFE centre Brent Lodge managed to raise around £6,500 at its Spring to Life open weekend.

The public were welcomed to the Sidlesham centre on Saturday and Sunday, and Emma Pink, manager at Brent Lodge Bird and Wildlife Trust, said it was a great success.

C130617-4 Chi Brent Open  phot kate''Willow the owl, with owner Kevin Lochner and his son Max, three.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C130617-4

C130617-4 Chi Brent Open phot kate''Willow the owl, with owner Kevin Lochner and his son Max, three.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C130617-4

“It was absolutely brilliant,” she said.

“I think after costs we raised £6,500. The sunshine helped!”

She said there were birds of prey shows, craft stalls, refreshments, and although the baby badger and fox cubs were not on show, visitors could see pictures of them and catch a glimpse.

“We don’t want them to become tame,” said Emma.

C130617-3 Chi Brent Open  phot kate''Mandy Colwell showing the Martin family some of her home made dolls.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C130617-3

C130617-3 Chi Brent Open phot kate''Mandy Colwell showing the Martin family some of her home made dolls.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C130617-3

She said the money from the day will go directly to the care of the animals.

The centre takes in injured birds and mammals and rehabilitates them so they can go back into the wild. The trust relies on its charity days to bring in the funds to run the centre.

The next event will be their August Summer Fayre.

Visit www.brentlodge.org for more on the trust and they work they do.

C130617-2 Chi Brent Open  phot kate''Charlie and Ali Rummey looking at a large rabbit with Brent Lodge staff member Rob Jones.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C130617-2

C130617-2 Chi Brent Open phot kate''Charlie and Ali Rummey looking at a large rabbit with Brent Lodge staff member Rob Jones.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C130617-2