Grace's Rest operates on a strictly non-profit basis and relies solely on donations, fundraising and the proceeds from our guest speaking services in order to operate

You can donate directly to Grace's Rest safely and securely via PayPal and to specific appeals we run via "GoFundMe" from the links below.  If you would like to purchase items directly for the rescue please check out our Amazon Wish List.  If you would like to donate used/second-hand equipment, surplus items or newspapers (we need lots at peak times of year) please get in touch directly so that we may make arrangements for collection or delivery.


Please give generously so that we can continue to help exotic pets in desperate need across the Midlands and beyond.


£10 will buy environmental enrichment, helping to provide a more natural habitat for a rescue animal.


£25 will feed a snake for one month.


£50 will pay for a specialist veterinary consultation and basic medication.


£100 will pay for specialist equipment to provide a safe, comfortable, enclosure for a rescued animal.

Give a one-off donation by paypal, credit or debit card

Make a regular donation

By committing to make a regular gift to Grace's Rest you are helping to ensure the future of our operation.  Please choose from the monthly and annual giving options below:





£3 per month


£5 per month


£10 per month


£20 per month





£25 per year


£50 per year


£75 per year


£100 per year

Giving By BACS

If you would prefer to send your donation via Bank Transfer  (UK) please use the following details:


Account Name: Grace's Rest

Account Number: 87582414

Sort Code: 53-81-47

Reference: Donation

Giving By cheque

Please make cheques payable to: Grace's Rest


And send them to:

Grace's Rest

PO Box 6420



Send a gift to the animals

Our supporters asked for a simple way to gift specific items we need.  Look no further than our Amazon Wish List!  You will find items for every budget, all of which are needed to support the continued operation of Grace's Rest.  There are toys, enrichment and essentials for the animals, cleaning and enclosure management supplies, equipment for our campaign work and even plants for our garden where we grow fresh herbs and vegetables for the animals!


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Buy from any of these or any of the 3000+ participating retailers and they

will give us a donation on your behalf absolutely free!


Want to donate?

Supported by Ladbrook Insurance, a specialist animal charity insurance provider.


How to contact us:

Phone: 01676 471390

Mobile: 07841 623106


Post: Grace's Rest, PO Box 6420,                  Coventry, CV6 9LS


Or use our contact form.


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opening hours

Mon - Sun:

Office hours: 10am - 5pm


Emergency calls accepted 24/7


Open every day


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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