Sarah Bramley-Harker

Ella’s fundraiser for Pumpkin's Wildlife Hospital

Fundraising for Pumpkin's Wildlife Hospital
raised of £1,000 target
by 63 supporters
A Marathon , 28 October 2023
We provide veterinary care & rehabilitation to wildlife in need.


Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I’m Ella age 8 (soon to be 9) and I live in Stoke Poges. Every year I like to do something for charity and this year I am raising money to help build a local Wildlife Hospital near where I live which is so very much needed!

Earlier this year whilst walking my dogs I rescued a young barn owl (in pictures) that had fallen out its nest in the daytime and was being attacked by crows. I brought the owlet home and my mum telephoned Tiggywinkles, thankfully they had space available but it was more than an hours journey to get help. The owlet was cared for over many weeks and released back into the wild.

That’s when I discovered Pumpkin’s Wildlife Hospital (named after Pumpkin the fox) Responding to the desperate local need for a special hospital and rehabilitation centre ‘Pumpkin’s’ is currently being built in Rickmansworth.

Together with our help the hospital can near its completion and open its doors to the public. 

I am going to walk a marathon over 2 days and hope that you will help support me with this in helping me reach my fundraising target.

Thank you Ella (& Pumpkin 🦊) Xx

P.s Pumpkin is the inspiration for and mascot of the Wildlife Hospital. Pumpkin became blind at around 10 months of age. Her blindness was caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. T.gondii’s primary host is cats, but foxes can become infected if they consume infected rats or mice. It is highly likely that Pumpkin went blind before being struck by a car, resulting in two broken legs. Unfortunately, she was not taken to the veterinarian immediately, making it impossible to reverse the damage caused by the parasite (if treated in time, blindness can sometimes be reversed). Due to the insufficiency of hospitals that treat wildlife, numerous wild animals are unable to recover from infections or injuries. Cases like Pumpkin’s can be avoided if the necessary facilities and staff are available, and since the majority of these animals require assistance due to injuries or diseases caused by humans, we owe them this. Pumpkin reminds us that we are capable of improvement and that we must continue to fight in a world where nature and wildlife have been neglected for far too long.

About the charity

The first wildlife charity in the UK to be founded by a veterinary surgeon with the aim to provide adequate veterinary care to wildlife in need. Please join our dedicated team so, together, we can make our vision a reality for us and future generations.

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