Heart of Essex Awards Win for Remus Horse Sanctuary
Fran Smith and Vicky Hearn, both of Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary, received a cheque for £500 on Thursday 7 August, at the Heart of Essex Awards ceremony at Hylands House, Chelmsford. The Sanctuary received the prize as ‘runners up’ in this year’s award.
Remus entered the Awards in May petitioning for funds to create a wheelchair accessible toilet at the Sanctuary. The charity relies totally on public donations and fundraising, and likes to give something back into the community and works, with the animals, to enhance the lives of others, visiting care homes for the elderly, and schools to show young people how to respect and care for their animals. At present, the Sanctuary has no disabled or wheelchair accessible toilet facilities to extend the invitation to visit the Sanctuary for blind, deaf and disabled groups. The £500 donation will go some way towards these facilities.
Founder, Sue Burton, says, “We are now actively seeking a sponsor, or sponsors, to raise the remaining sums to build the disabled toilet. It’s well documented how terminally ill and disabled people benefit from sensory experiences and we would like to be able to invite groups to the Sanctuary to enjoy time with the animals.”