SUPPORTERS of Bournemouth's Aviary are hoping to raise £3,000 in just one day - to push them over the halfway mark towards bankrolling a £200,000 rebuild.

The aviary, located in Bournemouth's Lower Gardens, was built more than 50 years ago.

In August, this year, vandals ripped holes in the cage which allowed a number of the tropical birds to escape.

The birds are all rehomed rescue birds, and the project is funded entirely by donation.

Bournemouth Parks Foundation is fundraising for the rebuild, which already has planning permission at its current Pine Walk site.

They hope that on Tuesday, November 27 - which has come to be known as #GivingTuesday - they can raise the money needed to bring their total to £100,000.

Cathi Farrer, foundation manager at the parks foundation, said: "Giving Tuesday is a great international initiative which encourages people to donate on a certain day of the year.

"We've just had Black Friday so it would be brilliant if people could donate to a local cause.

"We're hoping that our supporters get behind us to help us reach our halfway goal of £100,000 to rebuild Bournemouth's aviary.

"The aviary is completely run by volunteers and donations, and is a great example of a community-based project, benefitting both the birds, local residents and visitors to the area."

Volunteers say the aviary needs rebuilding and the renovation would create more flight space for the birds and a 360-degree viewing experience.

Aviary volunteer Hannah Cumming said: "The birds are all homeless rescue birds and the aviary gives them a better life."

Giving Tuesday, which originated in the USA, arrived in the UK in 2014.

Since then, the day has gone on to raise millions of pounds for good causes.

You can donate £3 on #GivingTuesday to rebuild the aviary by texting ‘Aviary’ to 70003 or visiting