Cashing in the Chips for Remus Horse Sanctuary
Supporters of Remus Horse Sanctuary enjoyed spinning the dice at a fun Casino evening organised by Remus trustee, Linda Croton, at The Holiday Inn Brentwood last week and raised just under £3,000 for the charity.
The event was organised to raise much-needed funds for the charity and enjoyed sponsorship from a number of companies including: Ace of Diamonds Fun Casino who provided the tables and fun money, Green Thumb Lawn Treatment and Stockbrook Manor Golf & Country Club in Billericay. Ravens Bakery in Ingatestone provided the cake and Aura of Ingatestone card and gift shop provided balloons and sashes. Black Square Print Media printed the event programmes. Positive Signs Ltd provided British Sign Language interpreters’ ensuring the event was accessible for deaf people to enjoy. Raffle prizes included a hamper from Harrods, John Lewis vouchers, a meal for two at Genting Club Westcliff Restaurant at Westcliff-on-Sea, tickets to Windsor Castle donated by The Royal Collection.
The overall winner of the evening was Dena Schwartz, Holistic Animal Therapist from Hertfordshire, who won a 3-night stay at Pebblegate B&B in Sheringham on the North Norfolk Cost kindly donated by Chris and David Parmenter – Chris is the author of the Wally the Worm children’s book sold via the Remus website. Celebrity guest, Basil Fawlty, played by Tim Farmer awarded the prizes throughout the evening.
2015 has been an extremely tough year for Remus. Founder, Sue Burton, says, “We have noticed an immense decline in donations as people continue to be very careful with their money.” In fact, it took the charity 197 days to raise just £1,454 for an operation for one of their ponies. The effect on the Charity is considerable, and this in turn has a huge impact on the Sanctuary and their work. Furthermore, it comes at a time when the horse welfare crisis is escalating in this country and therefore putting even more pressure on their already depleted funds.
Linda Croton said, “I wanted to do something different for the Sanctuary and it really was a fantastic night! On behalf of Remus, I would like to thank everyone involved in helping us raise much needed funds for the Sanctuary and also for making it such an enjoyable evening for all our guests.”