Giving Tuesday 2019

Do you remember last year’s #GivingTuesday? It took place in November. This year it’s a little later and scheduled for Tuesday 3 December 2019, so please make a note in your diaries.

The #givingtuesday campaign which began in America, is an antidote to the mass consumerism of Black Friday and aims to get people thinking of others in the run-up to Christmas, be it through donating to charity, volunteering or simply helping a friend, neighbour or family member.

#MyGivingStory is this year’s initiative and is essentially a storytelling campaign which encourages people to share how and why they give, be that donating money, time, skills or goods. Through #MyGivingStory we are asking you to share why you have been inspired to give, how and why you give, and the impact your giving journey has had on you, the cause you support, or both.

You can do this on your own personal social media accounts using the hashtag #MyGivingStory and tagging @RemusHorse (Twitter), @RemusHorseSanctuary (Facebook) and @remussanctuary on Instagram. Your #MyGivingStory can be as long as a video or as short as a Tweet, whatever works for you!

Since its inception in 2014, #givingtuesday has become one of the biggest events in the global charity calendar, breaking successive Guinness World Records for the most amount of money donated online to charity in 24 hours. In 2016, £48 million was donated online via PayPal with the UK accounting for the second largest amount of donations. An estimated 4.5 million people in Britain also did something to support a good cause on the day.

We would ask you to donate to Remus Horse Sanctuary and, if you’d like to support a good cause on the day, that you choose to help us and our amazing animals. You can find lots of ways to do help us on our website.

All of the animals that you’ll find at Remus have been victims of physical and mental abuse, be it as a result of ignorance or malicious intent. The animals are our prime concern and are treated with the utmost respect. Animals are never euthanised for reasons of age or infirmity alone and nothing is spared to give them the chance to thrive into old age. Our mission is to provide them with an environment where they are safe and, after a lifetime of doing their best for mankind or being abused by mankind, that they now have a life built around them giving them all they need and asking nothing in return.

This is their time and you still have the opportunity to come and meet them this year, at our Open Day on Sunday 6 October. After that we will be closed to the public over the winter months until May 2020.

Sue Burton, our Founder added: “The horse welfare crisis in this country is continuing to escalate. The aim of #givingtuesday is to get people thinking about others this Christmas and doing little things that can make a big difference. It could be donating money or volunteering but, if we all do something small this #givingtuesday, it would make a real difference not only to the hundreds of abandoned horses in this area but to Remus too.”

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