Sunday 6 October Important Read

We are very sorry to have to announce that our Open Day this Sunday been cancelled as the fields are just too wet for cars to park on, due to the recent rain that we’ve experienced.

For us, this is a great loss and, by cancelling, we will potentially lose as much as £5,000 that would have helped us to get through the winter months to feed the many horses, ponies and donkeys at the Sanctuary all rescued from terrible lives of neglect.

As you can imagine, therefore, we don’t take this decision lightly!

For you, we understand it will be an immense disappointment, especially if you planned to come to either shop or see your favourite animal or just spend the day in the beautiful Essex countryside.

The October Open Day is usually our busiest one and also gives us chance to sell our new winter and Christmas gift stock, such as the plum puddings, our annual calendar, and gift packs etc etc – so please do visit our website and take a look at our shop and if you fancy buying something for yourself or as a gift then please do place an order.

See you at Stock Village Hall from 11am to 3pm on Sunday 6 October

To help make up for the loss of the Sanctuary not being able to open on Sunday we will instead be having our stalls at the Stock Village Hall from 11am – 3pm, where you can buy our goods and many other items, meet our team and hear all about the work that we do. Refreshments will also be available and don’t forget, Stock Village Hall is dog friendly. The postcode for your satnavs is CM4 9LY.

Please also consider making a donation towards our winter feed costs – as the impact of losing this Open Day will be quite considerable financially. Our work is very hard and we see some awful cases that break our hearts. Most we can save, others sadly die, but at least at the end they were loved and cared for. The financial aspect doesn’t stop just by bringing the animals into our care as then our costs really start to escalate as we try to rectify the mess previously made of these poor creatures.

Donating the cost of just 2 coffees to us each month would have a huge impact

Sadly we have hit a time where donations have gone down and have stayed down since the recession some years back, but our costs continue to rise. Can you help us to help these poor creatures – all innocent victims of man’s inhumanity? Thousands of horses are caught up in the horse welfare crisis and suffer daily. We want to be able to help these horses and give them a chance but we can only do this with your help:

  • Can you make a donation to help us to continue this critical work, rescuing and rehabilitating sick, abused and neglected animals?
  • Can you organise an event to help raise money for us?
  • Do you run a business which could help?
  • Are you part of a group or a club that could help?
  • If all our friends on Facebook could set up a standing order for just £5 a month it would make a huge difference and it’s only the cost of two coffees!
  • Do you have good quality bric-a-brac or unwanted gifts or unwanted stock that we can sell to raise funds?

There are so many ways that you could help us and therefore help these beautiful noble creatures who suffer so badly at the hands of humanity.

Please get in touch via telephone, email or Facebook and we hope to see you on Sunday in Stock!

Tel: 01277 356191

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