Beth Tyler-King is profoundly deaf, but has been described as “a lifeline for all creatures great and small”. She created Hartland Wildlife Rescue which she runs single-handedly, funding it by selling things at car boot sales to help raise the money to feed and care for the animals that come into her care.
Now she has help. On Monday 14 June, Mandy Found and two colleagues, opened a charity shop in Cooper St., Bideford on behalf of Hartland Wildlife Rescue. Beth said: “Understandably, I cannot thank Mandy enough for taking it upon herself to help my little critters here! It is an absolute Godsend for me. Mandy has worked so hard for weeks getting it all off the ground and a friend of mine, John Dunn, is painting the sign that will go above the shop. The Storehouse Project run by Tina and Joe Buckingham of Pitt Street have donated rails and shelving”.
It is, we believe, admirable that people like Beth Tyler-King and Mandy Found carry out projects like this at grassroots level, without becoming indebted to larger, national and often more bureaucratic organisations.