Monday 1st September
We are officially closed now whilst we start the mammoth task of moving our animals and all the enclosures over to our new home at Thorpe Farm by the A66 between Barnard Castle & Scotch Corner.
We are still open to Friends of Wetheriggs members, and visitors can still see the animals by giving a donation when you visit. Please note that animals may be being moved and enclosures may be being dismantled during your visit. We apologise for any inconvience caused and thank you for your support.
We will update the website and our Facebook page frequently so keep checking back. We hope to have the outside areas at Thorpe open within a few weeks, but the indoor areas won't be open for several months yet. You can find out more about Thorpe Farm here www.thorpefarm.co.uk
We are truly grateful to everyone who has supported Wetheriggs over the years, and we hope you will continue to support us in our new home.
Friday 29th August - Message from Terry Bowes, Wetheriggs Director
Amid the increasing speculation over the years, with the constant uncertainty over the future, the trustees and director of Wetheriggs Animal Rescue Centre would like to announce changes that it's hoped will safeguard our work for generations to come.
On Sunday 31st August at 5pm the present Wetheriggs site at Clifton Dykes will close officially for the last time. Visitors will still be able to access the site after this date giving a donation as entry and Friends of Wetheriggs will still have access. Some may even be able to help in the dismantling process.
The good news is that Wetheriggs is moving to a much larger and more appropriate site on the side of the A66 between Barnard Castle and Scotch Corner.
We would like all current Friends of Wetheriggs to continue their patronage at the new site.
We are hoping to have the first phase of the new site opened within about two weeks. Thorpe Farm Centre is already a thriving tourist venue in its own right. We look forward to seeing you all when you visit.
We will have over 35 acres of grassland, a wood, wetland area, a huge pond for our waterfowl and 1500 sq foot of indoor space. Next year we also plan on having a maize maze.
Saturday club will continue at the old site for the next two weeks. Once up and running at Thorpe, Saturday club will continue running through the winter. (Parents why not volunteer to help).
We would like to thank Southglen Properties for their support during our time at Clifton Dykes. Our thanks also go to Thorpe Farm Centre for the confidence they have shown in our charity and look forward to a long relationship with them.
From Monday the huge task of moving the animals begins, a bit like building Noah's Ark, the moving the animals with no water to float them on.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Terry on 07764 352835.
Tel: 01768 866657 / 07764 352835
Wetheriggs Animal Rescue Centre
Wetheriggs is a registered UK charity. Charity number 1131536
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