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An Otter Garden Party

Bee the Otter by Sophie Neville

An Otter Garden Party was held at Baker’s Mill, Frampton Mansell in Gloucestershire on Sunday 30th March from 4.00-6.00pm  in aid of the IOSF ~  ‘International Otter Survival Fund’.

We are raising money to release into the wild two orphaned British otters rescued from the recent floods near Newbury and invited people to bring their friends to meet our tame otters Belinda and Rudi. Dogs on leads were very welcome, tea and cakes were served and a raffle with fabulous prizes was held by the Oak and Furrows Rescue Centre. The weather was warm and everyone enjoyed walking around the gardens by the historic lake. The River Frome, which flows down the Golden Valley from Baker’s Mill, was in full spate and many people walked home along the Thames and Severn Canal.

Sophie Neville was signing copies of her book Funnily Enough, which describes life with the tame otters at Baker’s Mill.

Thanks to everyone’s support about 150 people came along and we raised nearly £500, which was wonderful. Most people arrived on foot, which was impressive since Baker’s Mill is really in the middle of nowhere.

For information on the next Otter Open Day please email:  Daffyneville@yahoo.com

If you missed the event but would like to make a donation please click here for the IOSF site.

Otter swimming underwater by Sophie Neville

 

 

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