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Our very own Bird of Prey!

The Wildwood Trust in Herne Bay is one of our longest standing customers. Since 2005, our timber specialist branch in Canterbury has supported the Trust by donating sustainable timber to help supply fencing and more recently, a project to build enclosures. In thanks of this support, the trust is naming a new bird of prey ‘Jewson’!

The timber donated on this occasion is going to be used for the construction of a new aviary. Based on a design by falconry expert Jemima Parry-Jones MBE, the new aviary will contain four enclosures for birds of prey and owls, which will form part of a ‘Birds in Flight’ experience at the wildlife park.

Our donation will support the birds by creating a location where they can live stress-free, no longer having to be transported around the 42 acre wildlife park, every day.

Dan Vallance, Jewson Branch Manager at the Canterbury branch said: “Our relationship with the Wildwood Trust has been great since it was established by Andy Pay at Jewson, who sadly passed away just over a year ago from a terminal illness. He is sorely missed and this is a great opportunity to honour his memory.

We place great importance on building strong relationships with our customers and contributing to the local community, where possible. We were so pleased when we heard the bird was going to be named Jewson, it’s a great privilege.”

We are sure the birds will be off to a flying start in their new, stress-free home!