WE’RE backing an ambitious £4.4million project to build a new wildlife hospital in Highbridge – and we need YOUR help.

The nationally-renowned rescue centre launched its Call of the Wild Appeal with the help of fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett and the Weekly News is calling on readers to dig deep and back the cause.

Launching the fundraising drive on Tuesday, Sir Terry, 63, said: “Every so often when you work with wildlife something happens to make you feel better about the world.

"I’m supporting this enterprise because I feel we have to get the kids interested in wildlife.

“Britain’s wildlife is in serious decline so much so that even the sparrow and the much-loved hedgehog are endangered. If we carry on at this rate they could be extinct in ten years.

"I urge everyone to play their part.”

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