Just a stones throw from Hemsby is the village of Winterton on Sea. In this village lies the Winterton sea hospital.
The small wildlife hospital rescues seals and other injured wildlife, with its aim to rehabilitate them and release them back into the wild.
In recent years our coastline has seen a decline in the number of seals. Many seal pups are often found abandoned and injured on beaches. The Winterton hospital takes these animals in and gives them another chance to survive!
If you enjoy helping animals or want to start giving your help the centre loves volunteers, as they are its sole means of running. It is a really different day out and can be really interesting, while all the while helping the Norfolk coastlines wildlife.
A recent volunteer Dayna Hunt had this to say about her day, helping out at the centre,
“It’s really hard work and messy but its also really fun and interesting. It was a real eye opener, as you often just see seals in zoos with balls and hoops. It was great to be a part of something that aims to put them back into the wild”
More information is available on the hospitals website http://www.saveourseals.co.uk
As well as this take a look around the site for everything else to do in Hemsby. Whether for a day out or holiday there are all number of things to enjoy on the Norfolk Coast.