As catastrophic bush fires continue to blaze across Australia, the staff and students at Sparsholt College have been moved by the tremendous dedication of Australian volunteers and organisations helping injured wildlife. Keen to assist in any way possible, volunteers will be raising money for the Australian wildlife charity WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc.), the largest wildlife charity in Australia who are doing all they can to rescue and rehabilitate the animals affected.

Collection tins have been placed across both the Sparsholt and Andover campus, and can be found at Sparsholt College main reception, Sparsholt’s Vet Nursing Centre reception and Andover College main reception. Starting from today homemade dog biscuits are on sale for students and staff to purchase, and over the next few weeks there will be the chance to buy Australian wildlife badges, green and yellow wristbands and bookmarks.

Staff and students at the Animal Management centre will be holding cake sales on Friday 31 January, and at the college Open Day on Saturday 1 February.

There will also be a limited time offer on the online adoption pack of Mulder, the Australian laughing Kookaburra. 50% of the sale price will also be donated to WIRES for adoptions placed up to January 31.

To find out how you can help, keep an eye on the Sparsholt College and University Centre Sparsholt social media channels, where posts will be made as fundraising activities begin.

You can also head over to the Andover College social media channels to find out more about their fundraising raffle activities for the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.