A charity pub quiz raised £900 to help fund a new animal rescue shelter for vulnerable and injured creatures in the district.

Around 100 people turned up to take part in the Wildlife Forest Protection Group’s fundraising event at the Woodbine Inn pub on Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey on Sunday, June 9.

A two-night stay at a Norfolk cottage for four people was awarded to the winners of the quiz which was offered by one of the wildlife group’s volunteers.

Louise Foster, who founded the Wildlife Forest Protection Group over two years ago, from Waltham Abbey, said: “The main reason why we done that was for Emma Wackett who runs the rescue centre.

“She was raising money for an outhouse where take have in injured birds,fox cubs and monkjacks, all of the local wildlife comes into a lot of trouble from the incidents in nearby areas. There is just not enough space to go around.

“Everyone had a really lovely time and I am really pleased being the first time we’ve held an event like this.”

The woodbine Inn’s landlord, Rob Chapman, won the photography auction donated by wildlife photographer, Paul Abrahams.

The three images consisting of a deer, badger and a hare, have since been placed in the conservatory of the pub.

Mr Chapman said: It was a great night, we had a full house. “The pub is all about having everything locally sourced and we have connections to the forest and thought it would be nice to have the pictures.”

Epping forest wildlife protection Group are looking for volunteers to help with local wildlife projects and campaigns, for more information, contact via their Facebook page.

* Epping forest wildlife protection Group have kindly asked anyone who finds injured animals to bring the creatures to the centre instead of requesting a pick-up from volunteers at present due to the surplus of animals currently being cared for.