Remus Horse Sanctuary Concerns for Animals

The outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19) is putting a major strain on local, national and global resources. At Remus Horse Sanctuary in Essex, the stark reality – so far – is that all fundraising events have been cancelled and many of the older volunteers have had to stand down. The charity is now reliant on a small group of yard staff maintaining their own health to continue to feed and care for the animals residing at the Sanctuary.

If you would like to donate and help support and care for our animals, you can do so online.

Sue Burton, Founder of Remus Horse Sanctuary, said: “We are all living through very difficult times at the moment due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Its impact is showing in all aspects of life and business and I want to offer my well wishes for everyone’s health and wellbeing.”

Whilst the position surrounding Coronavirus changes daily and continues to create fear and anxiety around the world, the horse welfare crisis in this country also remains unchecked. In fact, many more animals will likely be in need of help and rescue.

From a financial perspective this puts the charity in a very worrying position. Not least, because the Government advice of social isolation also means no fundraising, whether on the street or as a result of organised events, and yet Remus still have animals at the Sanctuary to feed and care for. The staff are hoping that its suppliers can still supply the quantities of feed, hay and straw required.

Many larger charities may be able to withstand this type of business interruption, but Remus simply don’t have the reserves to do so – financially or otherwise – especially given even the experts can’t accurately forecast how long this situation might continue.

Ms Burton commented, “It’s strange here, everything goes on as normal and the animals still have their same set routine and are oblivious to what’s going on around them. Thankfully they are all in good health.”

The horse welfare charity is calling on people everywhere to help by making a donation to the Sanctuary or by setting up a monthly standing order. Remus’ rescued animals need help and support now more than at any other time.

Any help that can be offered will be gratefully received by the charity.

Ms Burton said, “I know times are hard for everyone at the moment but if you can do something to help us during the coming months, we really would appreciate it. With your help and support we will get through this and come out the other side.”

Remus Horse Sanctuary offer many ways to aid donations, as listed on their website at www.remussanctuary.org/donate. You can also donate food and bedding via the online shop.

For further information about the charity, visit www.remussanctuary.org or contact Sue Burton on tel: 01277 356191.

Shopping at Co-op Stores offers Life Saving Paddocks for Horses

Sue Burton, Founder of Remus Horse Sanctuary, is delighted to announce that the Co-op Local Community Fund is now supporting the charity through to October 2020. The project supported is to create hospital paddocks for sick and debilitated horses, such as those suffering from a condition called Laminitis.

Laminitis is a prevalent, extremely painful condition in horses that has significant welfare implications for owners. It is an inflammatory condition of the tissues (laminae) bonding the hoof wall to the pedal bone in the hoof. It is often a recurring condition. In excess of seven percent of equine deaths are linked to laminitis, with many animals being euthanised.

There are a number of risk factors associated with the development of laminitis including the spring and summer months, obesity, being a pony rather than a horse, older age and hormonal diseases such as equine Cushing’s disease (pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction; PPID) and equine metabolic syndrome (EMS).

Ms Burton says: “A lot of our horses have laminitis as they have spent many years not receiving the care they should. These special paddocks are expensive to create and maintain but they allow the horses a quality of life that would otherwise be denied them. 

“Every year these paddocks need new woodchip flooring which allows the animals (a) to be kept off the grass which would otherwise add to the problem (b) means they can be kept outside with their friends and can walk around rather than being box rested, and (c) ultimately is very often the difference between life and death for them.”

Every time a Co-operative member buys selected own-brand products and services, 1% of the money they spend goes to help support local causes in the community, such as this project with Remus Horse Sanctuary.

The stores in the immediate vicinity of the Sanctuary include:

Store Name Store Postcode Business Unit
Billericay Queens Park CM12 0UA Food
Billericay CM12 0RP Food
Billericay CM12 9BQ Funeralcare
Blackmore CM4 0RU Food
Hutton CM13 1LZ Food
Ingatestone CM4 9EA Convenience Store
Pilgrims Hatch CM15 9PD Food

 

Ms Burton concluded, “Laminitic paddocks are very much a life-saving opportunity for many of our animals who deserve a right to some good quality life after all they have endured but it does come at a significant cost.

“We’re absolutely delighted that Remus Horse Sanctuary will be able to access this funding opportunity and I’d like to thank everyone involved for their support.”

Members can choose which causes to support by signing into their membership account or by calling the membership helpline on 0800 023 4708. For further information, please visit the Co-op web page at: https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/22277 or, to become a member and receive exclusive offers throughout Co-op, please visit: https://membership.coop.co.uk/new-registration.

Find out more about Remus Horse Sanctuary at www.remussanctuary.org or contact Sue Burton directly on tel: 01277 356191.

Will you help us?

There’re so many ways you can help us, all that we ask is you choose one!

Please consider making a donation towards our winter feed costs. Our work is very hard and costly – it takes time and effort to set up a rescue – 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 rescuing and 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 with a charity raffle or bake sale?
  • Are you part of a group or a club that could help raise awareness of our plight?
  • 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 – we’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Tel: 01277 356191
Email: info@remussanctuary.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RemusHorseSanctuary

Donate to Remus Horse Sanctuary

We need your help

These pictures show some of the horses we have rescued. All terribly sad stories, some we could save and others we were too late to help, but this suffering goes on every day. We are regularly asked, often via Facebook, to get involved and help horses and we are happy to, but obviously this always comes at a cost. There are costs in the recovery itself and it doesn’t stop just by bringing the animals into the Sanctuary. As we try to rectify the mess made of these poor creatures, our costs start to rocket!

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 spiral.

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?
  • 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?
  • Do you have good quality bric-a-brac or unwanted gifts or unwanted stock that we can sell to raise funds?
  • If all our supporters 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!

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 do get in touch and support the work that we do.

Please make a donation to help us today!

Together we believe we can make a difference.

Horse Sanctuary Signs up for New Fundraising Platform

Remus Horse Sanctuary has recently signed up to a new fundraising platform called Golden Giving. The change comes following the merger of the platform previously known as ‘Make A Donation’ with Golden Giving.

Golden Giving is a not-for-profit charity giving platform that empowers charities and their supporters to do amazing things. Golden Giving provides essential tools to raise funds, connect and engage with supporters. Golden Giving is the most feature-rich web platform, enabling greater supporter engagement and funds generation, and provides its service at cost, compared with profit making platforms, such as Just Giving, Local Giving, Givey and Charity Checkout.

Golden Giving is run by a group of technology professionals and industry partners, with the mission to enable the best online funds generation and supporter engagement outcomes for charities and their supporters. Golden Giving has a measurable social impact and says, “they help create a stronger society and enhance the prosperity of local communities”.

After 7 years, Make A Donation had been considering how best to move forward in a world of never-ending technological changes. They explored a number of routes to develop the changes required but, in the end, realised that there was more strength in numbers and therefore decided to merge with Golden Giving.

Sue Burton, Founder of Remus Horse Sanctuary comments, “As a charity, we are always looking at new platforms to help with our fundraising activities and Golden Giving offers many solutions including online tickets, raffles, contactless donations and memberships just to name a few.

 “We particularly like their ethos of #EthicalGiving and we’re still finding out the many ways in which Golden Giving can help us!”

You can donate via Golden Giving here, or for further information, visit www.remussanctuary.org or contact Sue Burton on tel: 01277 356191.

Co-op Members Care About Remus Horse Sanctuary

Sue Burton, the Founder at Remus Horse Sanctuary, is delighted to announce that the Co-op Local Community Fund is now supporting the charity through to 26 October 2019.

The project supported by the Co-op Local Community Fund is to buy some replacement field shelters – which cost £4,500 each – so that the charity’s animals can shelter during sudden inclement weather such as the Beast of the East, gales, flooding which is common-place in the local area and the extreme heat experienced during the Summer of 2018.

The stores in the community local to the Sanctuary include:

Store Name Store Postcode Business Unit
Billericay Queens Park CM12 0UA Food
Billericay CM12 0RP Food
Billericay CM12 9BQ Funeralcare

Every time a Co-op member shops at the Co-op, 1% of what they spend on Co-op branded products and services helps fund community projects. Members can shop at any Co-op Group stores across the UK to raise money for the cause – it is not just restricted to the local stores mentioned.

The Co-op Local Community Fund helps support local projects that the Co-op members care about. Since its launch in 2017, Co-op members have raised £39 million pounds for over 12,000 local causes.

Sue Burton said, “We’re absolutely delighted that Remus Horse Sanctuary will now be able to access this funding opportunity and thank everyone involved for their support.”

Members can choose which causes to support by signing into their membership account or by calling the membership helpline on 0800 023 4708. For further information, please visit the Co-op web page at: https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/22277.

Co-op Supports Remus Horse Sanctuary

We mentioned back in October that we had been chosen for the next round of the Co-op Local Community Funding and we can see from the website that funds are already being raised!

What is the Co-op Local Community Fund

The Co-op Local Community Fund helps to support local projects that the Co-op members care about. Since its launch in 2017, Co-op members have raised £39 million pounds for over 12,000 local causes!

We’re absolutely delighted that Remus Horse Sanctuary will now be able to access this funding opportunity.

How the fund works

Every time a Co-op member shops at the Co-op, 1% of what they spend on Co-op branded products and services helps fund community projects. Members can shop at any Co-op Group stores across the UK to raise money for the cause – we understand its not just restricted to the local stores.

Members can choose which causes to support by signing into their membership account or by calling the membership helpline on 0800 023 4708. Our cause will be available for members to select until November 2019.

Our cause

Every cause has a page on the Co-op membership website and ours is no exception! This includes information about our cause and the project we want to complete – in this instance we would like to buy some replacement field shelters costing £4,500 each, so our animals can shelter during sudden inclement weather – such as the gales, flooding and extreme heat that we’ve experience over the past few years.

You can find out more here.

Our local stores

The stores in our community are:

Store Name Store Address   Store Postcode Business Unit
Billericay Queens Park Billericay CM12 0UA Food
Billericay Billericay CM12 0RP Food
Billericay Billericay CM12 9BQ Funeralcare

 

Please do support Remus Horse Sanctuary and share our cause on Twitter quoting #TheCoopWay!

New for Christmas 2018!

Special Offer from Sara Abbott – Oil on Canvas Animal Portraits

In support of all the work that is done, and to help towards the costs involved I would like to extend to Remus Horse Sanctuary on-going support through my contemporary animal portraits.

I’ve been creating these for nearly 20 years and have built up a worldwide client list and painted many wonderful animals.  Horses, dogs, cats, cows…the list is endless.

With each Formal Oil on Canvas portrait I donate £100 from my fee to animals in rescue. I would like to include Remus Horse Sanctuary in my fundraising, so if you get in touch with a view to commissioning a portrait of YOUR animal, now or in the future, please mention REMUS and I will send them the donation in your name.

These Formal Oil on Canvas works are £580 for a 60 x 60cm deep edge canvas. This cost also includes a gentle photo shoot at the animal’s home – I travel nationally to meet my subjects. I have a six-month waiting list so always ask for a 50% deposit to secure a slot in my work load.

I also offer Loose Sketch on Paper portraits too – these are also in oil but are as the name suggests, a more relaxed piece of work.  You need to send a suitable, high resolution jpeg for these and once done the finished works are posted to you rolled in a tube ready for you to frame under glass.

The Loose Sketch on paper is approx 50 x 50cm and is £250 – £25 of that would be donated to Remus too, so remember to mention them!

Please have a look at the Domestic Animal page of my website for more examples and information, if interested you are able to email direct from the website or make contact via my professional Facebook page.

Yours in rescue – Sara

Co-op Local Community Fund

Great news! We have been chosen for the next round of the Co-op Local Community Fund.

The funding round will start this Sunday 28 October 2018. From this date, Co-op Members can choose our cause to give their 1% to, when they spend on selected own-brand products and services.

The funding period will run for 12 months until the 26 October 2019.

We’ll supply further information as soon as we can.

Online Auction

Coming soon! A special Facebook-only auction of various items from some great brands including vouchers, products, goody bags, training and more, all to raise money for Remus Horse Sanctuary.

The Remus online auction will take place on the Remus Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RemusHorseSanctuary on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October 2018. The auction will start on Saturday morning and will end at 9pm on Sunday evening, with bidders placing their bids directly onto the Facebook page, throughout the weekend, in the comments section under the relevant image and description of the item they want to bid for.

All bids commented are final and selling. The winning bid will be the highest amount commented under the photo accompanying each lot by 9pm on Sunday 28 October 2018.

Payment must be made to Remus’ PayPal account within 24 hours of the auction end and the lot donators will dispatch the items and vouchers at their earliest convenience.

Please note that Remus Horse Sanctuary cannot take any responsibility for bids which are incorrectly submitted or not received. Auction lots are non-transferrable and there is no cash alternative.

This is our first of (we hope) many Facebook auctions, so please bear with us while we trial the format, collate the details and communicate with the lot donators.

All proceeds will go to Remus Horse Sanctuary, Registered Charity: 1134951.

Thank you for your support!

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