Special Guest Mickey Mouse to Visit Horse Welfare Charity

Remus Horse Sanctuary will be opening its gates to visitors for the first time in 2023 on Sunday 4 June, after rain stopped play before its Open Day in May. The horse welfare charity will open from 1pm to 4pm and visitors will be able to learn more about the charity and meet special guest star Mickey Mouse!

The Open Day at the Sanctuary at Little Farm, Buttsbury, near Ingatestone, will offer free parking on-site, with disabled access. Admission will be charged at just £6 per adult and £4 for children. Cream Teas can be booked in advance for £15 per person, including entry. Dogs are welcome on a lead.

The events at the Sanctuary are always fun and interesting for the whole family, with a children’s entertainer, facepainting, live music and sing-a-long entertainment, delicious refreshments, lots of stalls, a tombola and a raffle. The Open Days are a vital source of fundraising for the charity which, due to its location on greenbelt land, can only open to the public for a limited number of days each year.

The Sanctuary provides rehabilitation and care for around 200 animals, including horses, ponies, donkeys, goats, sheep and cats, and has been doing so since it was founded in 1983. As a result, the charity has created its 40th Anniversary Challenge intended to help raise awareness of the sheer number of animals being born to die. Details of the 40th Anniversary Challenge can be viewed at: donate.giveasyoulive.com/campaign/40-anniversary-challenge.

Founder, Sue Burton, said: “We love opening our gates during the summer months and this year is particularly important to us, given our 40th anniversary. The Open Days provide a great opportunity for us to share the vital work that we do here in terms of both rescue and rehabilitation.”

To book tickets for the Open Day, including the Cream Teas, visit the charity’s website at: www.remussanctuary.org/events/open-day-at-the-sanctuary-june.

Further information is available on the website at www.remussanctuary.org and the charity’s Facebook page or contact Sue Burton on tel: 01277 356191.

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