Animal rescue volunteer to raise money for centre with skydive

An animal rescue centre volunteer is to jump from an aeroplane at 13,000ft to raise money for the charity.

Oliver Allison will take on the skydive on February 14 while travelling in New Zealand to raise much-needed funds for the Wetheriggs Animal Rescue Centre, near Barnard Castle.

The centre has been forced to close temporarily after an outbreak of bird flu.

It has also suffered in recent years due to the covid pandemic and the rise in energy prices.

Oliver said: “I have volunteered at Wetheriggs for five years and they rescue a large variety of animals including pets, farm, exotics and wildlife.

“We care for them and rehome when possible.

“They rely on donations and income from the public to help the animals.

“They also provide a lot of education with the animals including taking some to schools and offering educational sessions at the centre.”

To sponsor Oliver click here.