AN ANIMAL charity based in Tunbridge Wells have raised over £1,000 at a Walk for Wildlife event. Twenty people and three dogs took part in the sponsored walk for Folly Wildlife Rescue, raising a total of £1,113. They completed the six-mile route around the grounds of the charity’s animal hospital in Fairview Lane on September 16.

Ellie Chandler, granddaughter of the charity’s founder, Annette Risley, single-handedly
collected over £250 in sponsorship. Mrs Risley said: “I would just like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for their continued support of Folly Wildlife Rescue and
the work that we do here.

“I am so grateful to all of the sponsors, the hard-working organisers, the volunteers and,
above all, the walkers – especially to my brilliant granddaughter, Ellie, who along with her beloved dog, Annie, raised an amazing amount towards vital hospital funds.”

Folly Wildlife Rescue treats and rehabilitates injured, orphaned and distressed wild animals in West Kent, East Sussex and the surrounding areas, with the aim of releasing them back into the wild. The charity relies mainly on public donations and has so far admitted 3,000 animals this year