Thank you craft cotton company!

16th March 2018


Here’s an extra special thank you to The Craft Cotton Company for sending us this lovely bundle of beautiful fabrics!  They will be used to make all sorts of gorgeous bits and bobs for our fundraising stall after our relaunch in the coming weeks and months.  We’re always so grateful for gifts such as this and can’t wait to share our new crafty creations with you.


The money we raise from the sale of these gorgeous goodies will not only go towards to care of the few animals staying with us for life - Vinnie, Pandora, Ebony, Smokey, Bandit and the babies.  It will also help us to raise awareness with the public of wildlife conservation and endangered species and help us to promote ethical conservation science projects.

Money raised above what is needed for this will be divided up between animal and environmental causes that we support.


Would you like to donate fabric, yarn or other craft materials to be made into fundraising merchandise?  If so we’d love to hear from you.  We use recycled and upcycled fabrics in our projects too!


Please note that our PO Box cannot accept parcels - please contact us for the best way to get your donation to us.


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Meet the Owner-Operator, Clare Barnard BSc.(Hons)


Clare is a research scientist and PhD candidate at the University of Lincoln where she is studying wildlife conservation and the direct impact of the exotic pet trade on wild animal populations.  She will be working from the Laboratory of Evolutionary Ecology of Adaptations.  Clare has also been honoured to become part of the Global Amphibian Biodiversity research team.


Clare has almost 20 years professional experience in the husbandry of exotic animals a specialism in the genetics of British herpetofauna.  She has worked with wild Adders (Vipera berus) and endangered Natterjack Toads (Epidalea calamita) under Natural England license conditions.  Clare has worked as a zookeeper and within private collections including her own.  She lives in rural North Warwickshire, on-site at Grace's Rest, with a whole host of animals!

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