It has been an extremely tough 12 months with no fundraising. Thankfully, there does appear to be some light at the end of the tunnel for the country as a whole and it’s important that we try to get some money raised to pay the many bills that have accumulated over the past year – because whilst we have had no fundraising we have, of course, still had to pay for vets, staff, the farrier, utilities, hay and straw etc.
There is always lots to do here, such as getting some more shelters erected, repairs on the premises, ordering woodchip in to top up the special woodchip paddocks, and yet more woodchip paddocks need to be created to make safe grass-free areas for the horses that have laminitis and can’t go onto the grass. Plus of course, paying bills…
It will be great to return to some sort of normality and get the events back up and running and our great band of volunteers back on site! All events will be COVID friendly with social distancing, masks and a one-way system, but we and the animals will be so pleased to see you all again!
Download our Dates for Diary for the remainder of the year, which includes dates we hope will go ahead – obviously subject to steps 3 and 4 of the Covid roadmap. It would be advisable to check in advance of all events to ensure they are all able to go ahead but we are hoping that they will and we can steam ahead with getting some fundraising going.
We were very saddened to hear of the death of three very good friends of Remus and they will all be sadly missed. May they all rest in peace!
Roy Harrington – Spent many years helping at Remus with his wife Joy. He built barns, shelters, repairs and did so much for the Sanctuary.
Linda Croton – Member for many years and a Trustee for a year. She sadly lost her fight against cancer.
Astrid Melton – Known as the bird lady of Billericay, she worked tirelessly for many years rescuing and caring for injured birds and birds of prey.
50 & 100 Club
Why not join one of these clubs? For £24 a year you can enter into a draw that is drawn three times a year and pays out at each draw. We currently have 10 numbers available for the 50 Club and 3 numbers available for the 100 Club.
It’s a great way to help the Sanctuary and win a ‘bit extra’ for yourself. Joining is easy, simply call the office on 01277 356191.
If you haven’t already renewed your membership, please do so using this downloadable form. Your membership of the Sanctuary is so important to us.
- INDIVIDUAL – £15
- O.A.P’s / Under 12’s – £8
- FAMILY GROUP – £25
- LIFETIME – £175
Remus Merchandise for Sale
Don’t forget we still have the following for sale along with many other items on our website:
- Polo Shirts £20
- Caps £10
- Cuddly Horses £6.99
- Small horse or donkey £5.50 each or 2 for £10
- Collage mugs £4,95
- Slant Pads £3.25
- Pens £1
- Biscuit Tubes £3.50
Please contact the Sanctuary direct on 01277 356191 to place your order or look at our website at www.remussanctuary.org/shop/ and order online.
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France