A fundraiser has been launched in honour of a White-cheeked Turaco called Bob, who has lived wild in the Aldersbrook area for over a decade.
“I am raising money for the South Essex Wildlife Hospital to thank them for caring for Bob. He has become a local celebrity, but last month, I found him in our garden, unable to fly and wheezing badly. He is now being treated for a respiratory infection and is receiving the best care possible,” said Sarah Venis. Over £1,300 has been raised for the hospital so far.