TWO celebrities are headed to a charity in Highbridge today to support a fundraising appeal.

Secret World Wildlife Rescue is set to welcome two of its celebrity patrons today (May 12) to support its fundraising appeal for a new wildlife treatment centre.

Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games, who are known for presenting wildlife and nature shows including Springwatch, will be on hand to lend their support to the appeal.

Michaela said: "A new wildlife treatment centre will completely transform Secret World and enable the charity to look after more animals in a more efficient, practical way.

"We completely support this appeal as we know it will make a real difference – please do whatever you can to help.”

The charity has been raising funds for the new treatment centre for a few years and in 2020 has raised enough to begin construction of the new building.

This building will help staff provide urgent care for the 5,000 wildlife admissions it sees every year.

Work is well underway on the new building, which is due for completion in October 2021.

The charity has raised enough for the main two-storey part of the building, which includes its reception, assessment room, orphan room and offices.

Secret World Wildlife Rescue is now appealing to supporters and local businesses to help with the ‘last push’ to complete the build.

They still require roughly £85,000 to complete the building in its entirety, which also includes a wildlife hospital wing with specialist rooms for the different species it treats.

At the moment, the charity currently operates in temporary portacabins and so this is a modern step for staff at the wildlife rescue.

To learn more about the appeal you can visit