Can you help to lighten the load for centre staff?

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Staff at the RSPCA centre in East Winch have launched a fresh appeal this week.

They need help to lighten the laundry load which comes with caring for hundreds of wild animals each day.

Help is needed to wash the many towels used to clean the creatures and the dry suits used by staff and volunteers who clean out the animals.

Centre manager Alison Charles said: “It is all hands on deck at the moment as we have so many different animals in – from hedgehogs and swans right up to seals.

“With all the cleaning that we have to do it creates a lot of laundry so we would be really grateful if people have some time to spare to help us get everything washed and dried ready to be reused.

“We have one lovely lady who comes in to help us every Monday – but it is such a mound of laundry it is too much for one person. We just have mountains of suits and towels that need washing every day.

“Even tasks like moving donated newspapers from the collection bins, folding them flat and putting them on the shelving units is such a help to us as this is so time consuming to do – but really helps speed things up when you have dozens of hedgehogs to clean out.

“When we have so many animals in to look after it can be tricky for us to keep up with all the washing that needs to be done – so some extra pairs of hands would really help.

“Even just for a couple of hours a week would really help us out.”

Earlier this month, donations of washing-up liquid poured in after staff appealed for detergent to clean the wildlife and centre floors and enclosures.

If you can help email eastwinch@rspca.org.uk or call 0300 123 0709 for more information.

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