About Us

Protecting and Supporting Our Local Wildlife

About CWWR

CW Wildlife Rescue officially began in 2014, when Chris Wicks was first able to realise his lifelong passion to care for injured and sick wildlife on a full-time basis.


Chris has been caring for wildlife for most of his life. And prior to moving to Stockers Farm, he was running the rescue from his home and very quickly running out of space!

After being called out to help with an injured kestrel, Chris got speaking with the farm manager Richard, and the issues of available space came up.

The opportunity to move the Rescue to the Farm quickly came about and CW Wildlife Rescue moved to Stockers Farm in October 2019.

Since then, the Rescue has developed and flourished. Two-years later, we now have over one hundred enclosures and aviaries and more than forty volunteers caring for the animals.

In the first year alone, we cared for just under one thousand patients. Everything from baby mice, to fallow deer, and baby blue tits, to red kites.


Our primary aim is to:

Rescue, Rehabilitate and Release.



But, receiving injured and sick animals directly at the Rescue, is only one way we care for the local wildlife. We also go out to animals who can’t be brought to us, because of their size, or extent of their injuries, etc.

We have a dedicated Rescue Ambulance and access to an off-road vehicle when necessary. And we’re now the preferred Rescue for many authorities to call.

And we’re continuing to forge new links all the time.

CWWR was granted Charitable Status in November 2020 and is now overseen by the Board of Trustees alongside committees, where each focuses on a different aspect of The Rescue.

When an animal arrives at the Rescue, they’re thoroughly assessed for injury and illness. We can administer antibiotics and pain relief and we can manage hypothermia with the use of our incubators.

And whilst most of the wildlife can be cared for at the Rescue, some may require veterinary treatment, or more specialist care elsewhere.

As a non-profit organisation, we rely entirely on donations from people just like you.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the work we do, the rescue is NOT open to the public.
Stress can kill a wildlife casualty and because of that, human contact must be kept to an absolute minimum.
However, every year we host an Open Day, which will give you the opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes.