As you can see from the picture, we were over the moon with the donations that recently arrived at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre. The RSPCA kindly offered space on their container that they had organised to come to Lilongwe in support of their own local domestic animal charity, LSPCA.
In response, the Born Free Foundation kindly offered to coordinate some donations for us. So we put our wish list together…and who would have thought all of this would turn up! Both the construction team and animal care team have been falling over themselves to use the new toys, and they have made a huge difference to the team.
Jam, our Head of Construction, has been building our new volunteer chalet at a rate of knots now he doesn’t have to use his blunt bow saw, and we’ve been keeping well clear when he is brandishing the nail gun! The animal care team have been communicating using the new radios and Frank our education guide has been proudly walking around with his binoculars slung over his shoulder on every tour. Nellie is in love with the new camera and used it especially to film our quiz championships this weekend.
Here’s the full list of donated items: radios/walkie talkies, a torch, a solar battery charger, four extension leads, an AC meter and multi-meter, an AC-DC clamp meter, tone generator and tone tracer, gas soldering iron kit, drills, orbital jigsaw, nail gun, drill bits, circular saw, spiral saw, heat gun, flex shaft, video camera, binoculars, carnivore vitamins, veterinary lubricant gel, bulk powder, lab coats and waterproof jackets, trousers and capes. So, you can see just why the team look so excited in the picture!
Thank you so much to those who donated via Born Free: Lin Adams, Frank Lomas, Ann Peachey, Jeff Watson at Food Safety Direct Ltd and Worldwide Veterinary Service.
By: Lilongwe Wildlife Centre