Adam Rickett has decided to change direction in his life and leave his Corrie heart throb days behind him and now he is all about the animals!
He is now working for the RSPCA and is raising awareness and cash for a new animal hospital right here in Birmingham!
He is working on a new appeal which aims to raise a massive £3 million in 12 months to build a state of the art flagship Animal Hospital and Rehoming Centre in the heart of the country. The current centre in Barnes Hill was built in 1962 and due to many years of wear and tear it is no longer fit for purpose. There services are heavily over-subscribed and there is now a 3-week waiting list for treatment.
The brand new centre will have state-of-the art veterinary theatres and provide rehoming opportunities for 160 cats and 60 dogs at any one time; in addition to rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, birds and other small animals. There will also be an education and training centre to teach the next generation of children how to look after animals and aim to prevent animal cruelty in the future.
He popped into Heart and told Ed and Rach all about it and if you want to get involved dates and details are below!
Listen back to the chat we had with him on the show...
Tues Oct 4th – Launch event @ Victoria Square.
They will take over Victoria Square, entertaining passers-by with flyball and dog agility displays. There will be charity collections, information stands to raise awareness of the appeal.
Sun Oct 30th – Doggie Half marathon.
It’s just £5 to register per person and dogs go FREE! You can choose your park:Cannon Hill Park, EdgbastonElmdon Park, SolihullSutton Park, Sutton Coldfield Sandwell Valley Country ParkWoodgate Valley Country Park