History & Our Team

A brief history

Back in the 1980s, Megan Morris-Jones, her husband John, and her young daughter Anna lived on the small island of Luing, off the west coast of Scotland. Amongst other things, she and John carried out regular ‘beached bird’ surveys for the RSPB. Whilst this basically meant recording any washed up dead birds, inevitably during the course of their wanderings they would come across the odd injured, live sea bird, which they would rescue and care for. Looking after these casualties is what prompted Megan to learn more about the care of injured wildlife.

When the family moved to Much Wenlock in 1989, Megan contacted the RSPCA to see what services were available in the area for injured wildlife. It became apparent that, except for veterinary practices, there were no specialised facilities for wildlife casualties.

Initially taking in sick wildlife from the RSPCA and the local area, word began to spread. Numbers of casualties began to rise and very soon they out grew their small cottage. From there the family moved to ‘Cuan House’, where specialised facilities were built by John to meet the growing demand.

Over the next few years, the number of animals and public awareness of the centre grew, and they were granted charitable status.

Whilst Megan looked after the animals, John was always on hand to build and maintain facilities and also took it upon himself to become the charity’s treasurer. He continued to support Megan behind the scenes.

By this time volunteers were coming to help out on a daily basis, not only with the animals but also with fundraising.

Sadly John died at the end 2006, and Megan found herself taking on all his administrative responsibilities as well.

After running Cuan House for 21 years and being involved with injured wildlife for over 25 years, Megan was wondering how, if ever, she could slow down.

Around this time Anna, who had grown up with wildlife since the age of 4, along with her husband Sean, decided they would like to commit themselves to taking over and running the charity after Megan retired.

Now, Cuan Wildlife Rescue has a new home at The Signals in Much Wenlock. It is going from strength to strength in the capable hands of Anna, Sean and their team.

Meet the Team

We simply wouldn’t exist without our dedicated staff and volunteers. Whether they’re out in the freezing cold rescuing the animals, caring for casualties at the hospital or looking after the charity shop, everyone does their best to keep Shropshire’s wild creatures safe from harm. If you’d like to help too, visit our Volunteering page.

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Megan Morris-Jones

Founder

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Sean and Anna Nicholas

Directors

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Fran Hill

Hospital Manager

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Dani Peat

Senior Wildlife Care Assistant

Hayley Robinson

Senior Wildlife Care Assistant

Beth Robinson

Senior Wildlife Care Assistant

Heather Willetts

Senior Wildlife Care Assistant

Sean and Anna 

Anna is Megan’s daughter, and along with her husband, Sean, runs Cuan Wildlife Rescue. Both are fire fighters working in Much Wenlock and Shrewsbury respectively. While Sean deals primarily with fundraising and administration, Anna is more involved in the care and welfare of the wildlife.

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Fran

Fran started at Cuan House in 2009, and oversees the day-to-day care of the wildlife.

Our Sponsors

Here are the businesses and groups that help us to continue our work rescuing and rehabilitating British wildlife.

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