Healthy snack company Vege Chips is supporting the wildlife hospital in the Gold Coast, Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.
The partnership will promote community awareness and encourage donations by printing the hospital’s information across Vege Chips multipack range, which will be released in supermarkets over the coming weeks.
Vege Chip Company estimates the partnership will raise about $235,000 in funds critical to helping save Australian wildlife. The snack food business is also launching a competition where winners will name baby wildlife animal patients across the year. The winners will see their names on the ‘Walkways for Wildlife’ path at the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.
“We have been operating locally from our Currumbin factory since our inception more than 30 years ago, and we will continue to support local businesses, especially those who also have a passion and care for our beautiful environment and wildlife” said Vege Chips MD Rob Crisfield. “The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital provides a critical and life-saving service for animals and we are proud to support such an institution in the community.”
The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital admitted almost 14,000 animals last year, including almost 600 koalas in 2019. They rehabilitate and release sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife. The treatment service is free of charge as the hospital relies on community donations to help save animals.
“The future of our native wildlife is at immense risk, so now it is more important than ever to have the support of the community and organisations such as Vege Chips, so we can continue our mission to treat, rehabilitate and release native wildlife,” said Currumbin Wildlife Hospital senior vet Dr Michael Pyne. “Vege Chips’ commitment to wildlife will hopefully set an example for more Australian companies to give back. We’re deeply grateful and applaud their efforts to use the success of a wonderful product to save our Australian wildlife.”