Animal charity’s appeal for a new home
Monday 16th February 2015 @ 11:17 by Becky Cahill
Droylsden News

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An animal education and welfare charity is appealing for help to find a new base. Wellington Boot School Projects regularly visits schools across the area, but is now desperately seeking a new home.

Committee member Julie Shenton, from Droylsden, said the charity is unique in that it concentrates on education rather than simply rehoming animals. “It’s something that helps both animals and the local community,” she said. “Our goal is to educate, not just rehome. It’s about prevention rather than just dealing with the consequences.

“We work on education within schools and with animal owners, so animals that might typically be given up for adoption don’t have to be.

“We can support in a variety of ways, either with our animal food banks or help and training.”

Wellington Boot School Projects was set up by married mother-of-two Nikki Jackson at her home on Marple Road in Offerton in 2013. She teamed up with trustees in 2014 to form a voluntary association focussing on promoting animal welfare through education, training and support. But planning permission problems and hopes of moving to a new location mean the charity urgently needs to fi nd a new home.

Nikki said: “We just need land – so our plea is for anyone who has any land (that they would be happy to lease to us) to get in touch.

“Obviously there are things that we would like the land to have (mains water for example) but nothing is essential at this stage and we can overcome most problems.

“We just need somewhere that we can make our animals safe.”

For more information and to find out how you can help, visit www.wellingtonbootschoolprojects. co.uk or search for the charity on Facebook.