Volunteers at a bird sanctuary are celebrating after repairing its aviary roofs.
Barn Owl Bill in Leyland, which is home to around 65 birds of prey and owls, needed to fix the roofs before winter.
It had the materials for the aviaries which needed replacing, but called upon people to give up some time to help complete the work, as its founder Bill Higham has been ill.
Bill, 56, and his wife Carole, 61, have run the centre for 23 years but they are beginning to find it difficult to manage.
Bill suffers from osteoporosis and cervical spondylosis and the pain is becoming increasingly severe.
Carole said: “I would like to say a great big thank you to everyone who answered our appeal for help to re-roof the aviaries. We have managed to do 11 out of the 12 that needed doing. Without their help I don’t think we would have survived a bad winter.
“Bill would also like to add his thanks. Due to ill health he was unable to help or say thank you personally.
“He was taken into hospital on October 1 with a blood clot on his right lung and emphysema. When he came home he was over the moon to see what had been done.
“With the help of volunteers I have been able to keep the sanctuary going and do displays, so a big thank you to everyone.”
The wooden roofs were around two to three years old and in a state of disrepair.
If they had collapsed under snow the birds inside could have escaped and been at risk.
They were replaced with corrugated plastic and are now sealed and ready for winter.
Barn Owl Bill is a registered charity and has been in operation since 1992.