raised of £10000.00 target
by 56 supporters

The race is on to save Britain’s cutest mammal from extinction

Your support is vital if we are to continue to our conservation efforts to save the hazel dormice and reintroduce them to areas where they've previously become extinct. Your donation today could literally mean the difference between life and death, helping to prevent the extinction of one of Britain’s most endangered animals.

The dormouse is one of Britain’s most threatened mammals and scientific reports are confirming the dormouse is heading for extinction with numbers plummeting by 70% in the last 20 years alone. Dormice were once widespread across England and Wales, but with the loss of woodland and hedgerows and the climate change, their population has rapidly declined.

Wildwood have already rescued thirteen dormice this year, including six babies, one was found lying in a dustbin, one in a shop and the other had been attacked by a cat! These dormice are now being given every possible chance of survival with the expert help and care of our conservation team.

Another baby was found in a nestbox at a monitoring site with three siblings, we believe the mother must have died as one of the young had already starved to death and the three that were alive, were very underweight and crying for food. Sadly two of those babies didn't make it, but one pulled through against the odds with expert round the clock care.

Photo: Jules Cox

Wildwood has bred over 190 dormice and have successfully reintroduced them to woodlands where they have previously become extinct

Wildwood’s dedicated experts and volunteers have worked for over 18 years to create a project that can reverse this extinction, with over 190 dormice released to sites across the UK in places where they have previously become extinct. Research has demonstrated the dormice have thrived and bred after being released into their new woodland homes. 

With your help we can stop the dormouse going extinct in Britain

Wildwood does a huge amount of work to save the dormice. Dormouse enclosures require constant work and repair, we pay for expensive veterinary care, scientific tests and the best nutrition to ensure our dormice have the best possible chance of survival when released back into the wild. But we can't do this alone and your support will help us do so much more to ensure the dormouse can repopulate the British countryside.

If we exceed our target, any additional donations willl be put towards protecting, conserving and rewilding British wildlife. As a charity, Wildwood Trust relies on generous donations and legacies from members of the public. Without the support of yourself and others like you, we would simply not be able to continue our work to protect British wildlife for future generations.


Contact details

Key Contact : Sarah Anstee
Email : appeals@wildwoodtrust.org
Telephone : 01227712111



Donation by Tarik Busaidy
on 9th May 2019 10:41 PM

I have just seen the story of the recent burglary and hope that this small sum will help replenish the dormouse coffers.

Donation by Simon Evans
on 10th May 2019 12:08 AM

Sorry about the theft. Hope this helps a bit.

Donation by Alex GG
on 10th May 2019 6:42 AM

I was so sorry to hear of the break in, please accept this donation towards your losses, and to keep up your wonderful work

Donation by Delcia
on 10th May 2019 11:05 AM

Am so sorry to hear of the theft from your shop and hope that my donation will help with your important work

Donation by Mrs. Debbie Wilson
on 10th May 2019 11:37 AM

I would like to donate something to replace the money stolen from you by lowlife in the robbery. You do a wonderful job.

Donation by Sue Risby
on 10th May 2019 11:52 AM

to help replace some of the funds lost in your recent theft - carry on the good work!!

Donation by Lindsey
on 10th May 2019 12:54 PM

I hope this helps towards the dormouse money stolen, people are so selfish.

Donation by Sue
on 11th May 2019 8:15 AM

I was so sorry to hear about your recent break in. You do such marvellous work. Please accept this small donation. I'm sorry it's not more but again no lottery win!!! Sue

Donation by Anonymous
on 11th May 2019 12:38 PM

I was sorry to hear about the burglary of your dormice breeding money

Donation by Richard
on 12th May 2019 1:29 PM

I heard about your recent burglary on the BBC local news and wanted to try and help make up for the financial loss - hope this helps a little!

Donation by John C
on 10th June 2019 7:37 PM

In support of the recent theft of your charity donations.

Donation by Val Ager
on 13th November 2019 6:50 PM

Too cute to lose. Keep up the good work.

Donation by Westwood Dolls
on 13th November 2019 6:53 PM

With love from Ooak Westwood Dolls, Tenterden.

Donation by Em Boiling
on 14th November 2019 10:19 AM

Donation by Em Boiling
on 14th November 2019 10:21 AM

Donation by Ms. Pamela Glynn
on 14th November 2019 5:26 PM

Donation by Anonymous
on 14th November 2019 5:31 PM

Donation by Jay
on 14th November 2019 7:07 PM

Donation by Val & Alan
on 15th November 2019 11:49 AM

Carry on the good work, it's great someone cares about the tiny creatures in this country.

Donation by Anonymous
on 15th November 2019 2:02 PM

Donation by Mark Treherne
on 15th November 2019 2:59 PM

With a small love to Kent, xxx

Donation by Mary
on 16th November 2019 7:36 PM

Donation by Anonymous
on 17th November 2019 3:02 PM

keep going.

Donation by Mr. Martin Hetherington
on 18th November 2019 4:25 PM

Donation by Susan O'Reilly
on 13th November 2019 10:04 AM

Donation by Emma Allen
on 13th November 2019 10:09 AM

Donation by Thomas Clay
on 13th November 2019 10:12 AM

Donation by Gillie Nickless
on 13th November 2019 10:17 AM

Donation by Samantha Fisher
on 13th November 2019 10:59 AM

Donation by Helen Daniels
on 14th November 2019 11:02 AM

Donation by Jennie Shona
on 14th November 2019 1:40 PM

Donation by Triona Palmer
on 15th November 2019 1:47 PM

Donation by Dawn Kidd
on 16th November 2019 1:53 PM

Donation by Mrs. Debbie Briant
on 16th November 2019 4:11 PM

Donation by Miss. Naomi Watkins
on 16th November 2019 4:13 PM

Donation by Sarah Bignell-Howse
on 20th November 2019 4:16 PM

Donation by Claire Longden
on 16th November 2019 4:19 PM

Donation by Donna Pearson
on 16th November 2019 4:21 PM

Donation by Livvy Cropper
on 16th November 2019 4:26 PM

Donation by Chappers Chapman
on 16th November 2019 4:28 PM

Donation by Betty Forsyth
on 16th November 2019 4:32 PM

Donation by The dillons
on 25th November 2019 5:20 PM

Donation by Pamela Pemberton
on 22nd November 2019 11:36 AM

Donation by Yvonne naylor
on 7th January 2020 12:05 PM

Just to replace some of the money thatcwas stolen. As seen on BBC. X

Donation by Bob and Rosemary Briggs
on 7th January 2020 12:07 PM

After seeing an article on TV - well done for your action and dedication. Many thanks4462

Donation by Anonymous
on 7th January 2020 12:11 PM

Donation by Christine
on 7th January 2020 12:13 PM

Just seen the robbery on TV ,disgusted! Hopefully good can come from bad and donations will flood in xx

Donation by Mr. Mike Gallafent
on 10th January 2020 9:43 AM

Donation by Ms. Samantha Wing
on 14th February 2020 12:16 PM

Donation by Mrs. Hazel Ringrow
on 15th April 2020 3:17 PM

Donation by larry parsons
on 1st July 2020 11:35 AM

just saw a program on the tv relating to you having been broken in some time ago so thought i would send you a donation , good luck with your work .

Donation by Anonymous
on 9th July 2020 10:26 AM

Donation by Anonymous
on 12th July 2020 6:28 PM

The most precious creatures, good luck in your fantastic efforts!

Donation by Anonymous
on 26th August 2020 8:35 PM

Donation by Anonymous
on 3rd October 2020 9:08 AM

Donation by Rachel Barnes
on 28th October 2020 5:16 PM