Remus Reminds People to Donate Two Coffees to Help Rescue Horses on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is just around the corner and this year Remus Horse Sanctuary is asking their members and supporters to donate the cost of a couple of cups of coffee to help rescue more abandoned horses this year.

Giving Tuesday is a day when people and organisations from all over the world come together to support the causes and communities that mean so much to us all. Remus are asking you to help us reach ourr goal on Tuesday 3 December and really make a difference for the animals we rescue and care for by donating just £5 a month – the equivalent of just two cups of coffee!

Remus Horse Sanctuary provides rescue and rehabilitation to abandoned horses, ponies and donkeys that are victims of physical and mental abuse, be it as a result of ignorance or malicious intent. The work at the Sanctuary  is often very similar to a hospice situation, giving these animals, most of which are survivors of the most horrendous cruelty at the hands of mankind, the very best of care, allowing the younger ones to develop into happy adults, or for the older ones to rest and recuperate.

Sue Burton, Founder of Remus Horse Sanctuary says: “The aim of #givingtuesday is to get people thinking about others this Christmas and doing little things that can make a big difference.

“It could be donating money or volunteering but, if we all do something small this #givingtuesday, it will make a real difference not only to the hundreds of abandoned horses in this area but for Remus too.

“We’re asking people to use the hashtag #givingtuesdaypledgeRemus to help promote our cause and to donate the equivalent cost of a couple of cups of coffee.”

To find out how to set up a monthly donation, visit www.remussanctuary.org/donate or call Sue Burton directly on tel: 01277 356191.

Remus Urges People to Donate the Cost of Two Coffees to Rescue Horses

Remus Horse Sanctuary joins #GivingTuesday 2019, the global day of generosity on 3rd December.

Remus Horse Sanctuary is thrilled to announce that we’re one of the thousands of organisations taking part in this year’s #GivingTuesday campaign, to be held on Tuesday 3 December – and all we’re asking is for people to donate the equivalent cost of a couple of coffees each month.

The campaign began in America in 2012, as a way to give back after the well-known shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It was brought to the UK in 2014 by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) with the key aim of encouraging people to think of others in the run-up to Christmas. There are numerous ways to get involved through donating to charity, volunteering or simply helping a friend, neighbour or family member.

Remus Horse Sanctuary provides rescue and rehabilitation to abandoned horses, ponies and donkeys that are victims of physical and mental abuse, be it as a result of ignorance or malicious intent. Our work at the Sanctuary is often very similar to a hospice situation, giving these animals, most of which are survivors of the most horrendous cruelty at the hands of mankind, the very best of care, allowing the younger ones to develop into happy adults, or for the older ones to rest and recuperate.

#GivingTuesday was the top trending item on UK Twitter last year, with the hashtag reaching people more than 600 million times. In the UK, more than £7.8 million was raised in online donations alone on the day itself.

Sue Burton, Founder of Remus Horse Sanctuary says: “The aim of #givingtuesday is to get people thinking about others this Christmas and doing little things that can make a big difference. It could be donating money or volunteering but, if we all do something small this #givingtuesday, it would make a real difference not only to the hundreds of abandoned horses in this area but Remus too.

“We’re asking people to use the hashtag #givingtuesdaypledgeRemus to help promote our cause.”

Gráinne Mathews, Giving Tuesday UK Campaign Lead, adds: “Giving Tuesday is a chance for us all, no matter where we live or what we do, to help out a cause close to our hearts. This year we’re also encouraging everyone to make a #GivingTuesdayPledge and think of ways to have an impact year-round, in addition to on the day itself.

“That could mean giving a small monthly donation to a charity, or setting aside a couple of hours each month for volunteering. Together, all of these pledges will combine to make a world of difference to so many lives.”

Ms Burton concluded: “We’re asking people to donate just £5 a month to Remus – that’s equivalent to the cost of just two cups of coffee, but it would make a huge difference to us and allow us to rescue more abandoned horses.”

To find out how to set up a monthly donation, visit the charity’s website at: www.remussanctuary.org/donate or call Sue Burton directly on tel: 01277 356191.

Giving Tuesday 2019

Do you remember last year’s #GivingTuesday? It took place in November. This year it’s a little later and scheduled for Tuesday 3 December 2019, so please make a note in your diaries.

The #givingtuesday campaign which began in America, is an antidote to the mass consumerism of Black Friday and aims to get people thinking of others in the run-up to Christmas, be it through donating to charity, volunteering or simply helping a friend, neighbour or family member.

#MyGivingStory is this year’s initiative and is essentially a storytelling campaign which encourages people to share how and why they give, be that donating money, time, skills or goods. Through #MyGivingStory we are asking you to share why you have been inspired to give, how and why you give, and the impact your giving journey has had on you, the cause you support, or both.

You can do this on your own personal social media accounts using the hashtag #MyGivingStory and tagging @RemusHorse (Twitter), @RemusHorseSanctuary (Facebook) and @remussanctuary on Instagram. Your #MyGivingStory can be as long as a video or as short as a Tweet, whatever works for you!

Since its inception in 2014, #givingtuesday has become one of the biggest events in the global charity calendar, breaking successive Guinness World Records for the most amount of money donated online to charity in 24 hours. In 2016, £48 million was donated online via PayPal with the UK accounting for the second largest amount of donations. An estimated 4.5 million people in Britain also did something to support a good cause on the day.

We would ask you to donate to Remus Horse Sanctuary and, if you’d like to support a good cause on the day, that you choose to help us and our amazing animals. You can find lots of ways to do help us on our website.

All of the animals that you’ll find at Remus have been victims of physical and mental abuse, be it as a result of ignorance or malicious intent. The animals are our prime concern and are treated with the utmost respect. Animals are never euthanised for reasons of age or infirmity alone and nothing is spared to give them the chance to thrive into old age. Our mission is to provide them with an environment where they are safe and, after a lifetime of doing their best for mankind or being abused by mankind, that they now have a life built around them giving them all they need and asking nothing in return.

This is their time and you still have the opportunity to come and meet them this year, at our Open Day on Sunday 6 October. After that we will be closed to the public over the winter months until May 2020.

Sue Burton, our Founder added: “The horse welfare crisis in this country is continuing to escalate. The aim of #givingtuesday is to get people thinking about others this Christmas and doing little things that can make a big difference. It could be donating money or volunteering but, if we all do something small this #givingtuesday, it would make a real difference not only to the hundreds of abandoned horses in this area but to Remus too.”

#GivingTuesday Bonus

As we launch our Winter Feed Appeal today – 27 November – those nice people at Give as you Live are offering a bonus 50p donation to us on #GivingTuesday!

If you’ve still got some festive shopping to do, or shopping in general, why not shop through Give as you Live and raise some money for Remus Horse Sanctuary at the same time. This GivingTuesday Give as you Live is offering an extra 50p bonus donation to charity for every user who makes a transaction via the site on the day.

You can sign up for free here and shop at over 4,200 online retailers including eBay and John Lewis and Partners. With thousands of offers across leading stores, take advantage of the top festive savings whilst doing good and giving back with Give as you Live.

PayPal is matching funding this #GivingTuesday!

As we officially launch our Winter Feed Appeal on Tuesday 27 November #GivingTuesday, we have some amazing news to share from PayPal.

PayPal will be doubling donations received through the PayPal fundraising page and the PayPal App, up to a maximum of £50,000 total matching donations on the day.

Donations through PayPal’s fundraising page and app are received and delivered by PayPal’s charity Giving Fund UK.

Please donate to Remus on Tuesday 27 November for us to receive double the donation via PayPal.

Charity Launches Winter Feed Appeal on #GivingTuesday

It’s a sad fact, but many horses will die this winter without food. Remus Horse Sanctuary has created its 2018 Winter Feed Appeal to help minimise that number. The Appeal will launch officially on #GivingTuesday 27 November when the charity will also be sharing photographs and videos throughout the day demonstrating ‘a day in the life of Remus Horse Sanctuary’, via social media.

Sue Burton, Founder of Remus Horse Sanctuary commented: “Thousands of foals will have been born this summer only to die during the winter. This is a huge crisis and where we can we will get food and water to these horses to get them through the worst of the winter until the grass grows in the spring, but this comes at a substantial cost.”

Keeping an animal fed over winter will give it a chance to thrive into spring and forage also helps a horse keep warm. Without the Sanctuary’s help, many animals will die a slow, painful and unnecessary death.

Further information can be found on the JustGiving appeal page where donations can be made online. They can also be made via the website or by texting FEED36 £10 to 70070 to donate to Remus with JustTextGiving.*

The news regularly features horses that are victims of physical and mental abuse and Remus continue to receive calls daily throughout the year. However, the cold winter months will make any situation worse and Remus need to get food and water out to them regularly to avoid starvation and ultimately death.

Daisy – pictured safe, warm and fed at Remus Horse Sanctuary – is one of eight horses that the charity rescued earlier this year. Two of those horses were left out in the summer heatwave with no food, water or shelter; two horses were kept in a cage, again with no food or water; and four stallions had been kept in closed dirty stables for two years.

At present, there are more than 7,000 horses at risk in the UK and the welfare crisis in this country continues to escalate year on year with little or no progress – when the mares foal, the problem doubles and so on and so forth each year.

Sue added: “We’re launching the new winter feed appeal to help raise £2,500 to feed the many neglected, unloved and abandoned horses that are either tethered by their necks on waste ground or just left wandering and unwanted with no food, water or shelter, whatever the weather.” 

Additionally, Remus offer plenty of foodstuffs via its online shop where people can buy a bale of hay, bag of animal food, straw bedding and more. A week’s supply of food and hay for a tethered horse will help improve their life and wellbeing for just £25 and help get them through the cold winter months.

Visit our online shop to find out more or contact Sue Burton on telephone: 01277 356191.

* Please note that text donations can only be £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10. However a donor can donate up to three times per day. £10 is the maximum donation amount for all mobile operators.

Horse Sanctuary Joins Giving Tuesday Movement

Remus Horse Sanctuary joins #givingtuesday movement to encourage people in Essex and the surrounding counties to do “good stuff” this Christmas.

Remus Horse Sanctuary has announced it will be taking part in this year’s campaign and will be using the momentum of #givingtuesday which will be taking place on Tuesday 27 November to launch its winter feed appeal – a date which is all about supporting and celebrating Britain’s charities.

Sue Burton, Founder of Remus Horse Sanctuary commented: “We are launching the new winter feed appeal to help raise £2,500 to feed the many neglected, unloved and abandoned horses that are either tethered by their necks on waste ground or just left wandering and unwanted with no food, water or shelter, whatever the weather.”  

Further information can be found on the JustGiving appeal page and donations can be made on our JustGiving pagevia the website or by texting FEED36 £10 to 70070 to donate to Remus with JustTextGiving.*

Additionally, Remus offer numerous foodstuffs via its online shop where people can buy a bale of hay, bag of animal food, straw bedding and more. A week’s supply of food and hay for a tethered horse will help improve their life and wellbeing for just £25 and help get them through the cold winter months.

The #givingtuesday campaign, which began in America, is an antidote to the mass consumerism of Black Friday and aims to get people thinking of others in the run up to Christmas, be it through donating to charity, volunteering or simply helping a friend, neighbour or family member.

Since its inception in 2014, #givingtuesday has become one of the biggest events in the global charity calendar, breaking successive Guinness World Records for the most amount of money donated online to charity in 24 hours. In 2016, £48 million was donated online via PayPal with the UK accounting for the second largest amount of donations. An estimated 4.5 million people in Britain also did something to support a good cause on the day.

Ben Russell, Director of Communications at CAF, said: “Giving gifts is a big part of most people’s Christmas celebrations and because of this, it is no wonder that Black Friday has become such a feature of the Christmas calendar. However, while many of us will be sharing presents with loved ones this year, millions more will spend it alone, hungry or worse.”

Sue Burton concluded: “The aim of #givingtuesday is to get people thinking about others this Christmas and doing little things that can make a big difference. It could be donating money or volunteering but, if we all do something small this #givingtuesday, it would make a real difference not only to the hundreds of abandoned horses in this area but Remus too.”

* Please note that text donations can only be £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10. However a donor can donate up to three times per day. £10 is the maximum donation amount for all mobile operators.

Horse Charity Needs Your Help on #GivingTuesday

Remus Horse Sanctuary is asking animal lovers everywhere to help with a little fundraising on Tuesday 28 November – #GivingTuesday – a date which is all about supporting and celebrating Britain’s charities.

We are looking for people who could help with street collecting in either Brentwood or Ingatestone on Tuesday 28 November for an hour or so for #GivingTuesday. Anyone interested should contact promotions@remussanctuary.org directly.

“We promote lots of ideas on our Facebook page”, says Sue Burton, Founder of the Sanctuary, “we’re encouraging people to organise their own fundraising events – as well as helping us with street collections – such as:  a ‘dress down day’ or a sponsored colouring competition at school and a bake sale or sponsored ‘walk to work’ day for companies. Other people are organising a sponsored knit which sounds great fun!”

There are currently over 7,000 horses at risk in this country and the welfare crisis continues to escalate year on year with little or no progress. Without the Sanctuary’s help, many animals will die a slow, painful and unnecessary death. Sue says, “We know that we can save horses’ lives this winter by getting food and water out to them quickly, but we need the public’s support to help us, to help them!”

#GivingTuesday coincides with the Charity’s new winter feed appeal for 2017 to help raise £2,500 to feed not only the veterans and permanent residents at the Sanctuary, but those neglected, unloved and abandoned animals that are either tethered by their necks on waste ground or just left wandering and unwanted with no food, no water and no shelter.

The news regularly features victims of physical and mental abuse and the Charity continue to receive calls daily. Keeping an animal fed over winter will give it a chance to thrive into Spring and forage also helps a horse keep warm.

Additionally donations can be made to the Sanctuary via the JustGiving appeal page online at: www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/rmhs/winterfeedappeal2017, via the Charity website at: www.remussanctuary.org/donate/ or by texting FEED36 £10 to 70070 to donate to Remus with JustTextGiving*.

Visitors to the Charity’s online shop at: www.remussanctuary.org/product-category/animal-treats can also buy a bale of hay, bag of animal food, straw bedding and plenty more. A week’s supply of food and hay for a tethered horse will help improve their life and wellbeing for just £25 and help get them through the winter months.

Sue Burton, Founder, says: “We experienced a break-in at the Sanctuary earlier this month and we hate asking for yet more help. But it’s a fact that without the public’s support, hundreds of horses will die this winter. Every donation, no matter how large or small will be of huge benefit to those starving animals that no-one cares for.

“I’m really hoping that #GivingTuesday will give our campaign a real boost.”

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

*Text donations can only be for £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10. However, a donor can donate up to three times per day. £10 is the maximum donation amount for all mobile operators.

Winter Feed Appeal Will Save Horses Lives

Remus Horse Sanctuary has launched a new winter appeal to help raise £2,500 to feed not only the veterans and permanent residents at the Sanctuary, but those neglected, unloved and abandoned animals that are either tethered by their necks on waste ground or just left wandering and unwanted with no food, no water and no shelter.

Remus will also be promoting their winter feed appeal on #GivingTuesday – Tuesday 28 November – a date which is all about supporting and celebrating Britain’s charities.

Donations can be made via the JustGiving appeal page online at: www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/rmhs/winterfeedappeal2017, via the Charity website at: www.remussanctuary.org/donate/ or by texting FEED36 £10 to 70070 to donate to Remus with JustTextGiving. Please note that text donations can only be for £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10. However, a donor can donate up to three times per day. £10 is the maximum donation amount for all mobile operators.

Additionally, the charity offers numerous ‘treats’ via its online shop at: www.remussanctuary.org/product-category/animal-treats whereby visitors can buy a bale of hay, bag of animal food, straw bedding and plenty more. A week’s supply of food and hay for a tethered horse in your area will help improve their life and wellbeing for just £25 and undoubtedly help get them through the winter months.

At present, there are more than 7,000 horses at risk in the UK and the welfare crisis in this country continues to escalate year on year with little or no progress – when the mares foal, the problem doubles and so on and so forth each year.

The news regularly features victims of physical and mental abuse and the Charity continues to receive calls daily. Keeping an animal fed over winter will give it a chance to thrive into spring.  Forage also helps a horse keep warm. Without the Sanctuary’s help, many animals will die a slow, painful and unnecessary death.

Sue Burton, Founder, says: “Normally the amount of welfare calls we receive dip in the summer months – this year we have remained as busy all through the summer months which does not bode well for the poor horses this winter.  We need to get food and water out to abandoned horses quickly and, without the public’s support, we just wouldn’t be able to do that! Every single donation no matter how large or small will be of huge benefit to those starving animals that no-one cares for.

“Winter is especially tough for us”, says Sue, “as we’re entirely self-funded. Without the support of the public there is no way that we could continue – everything costs money and the onset of the cold weather makes it even harder as feed, bedding and heating bills increase.

“I’m really hoping that #GivingTuesday especially will give our campaign a real boost.”

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

Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday, a global giving movement built by individuals and communities in the UK and in countries around the world, is 29 November 2016. Millions of people come together every year to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.

#GivingTuesday is the day to do good stuff, and there are lots of things you could do to support Remus Horse Sanctuary.

Here are just some of the things that you could get up to on #GivingTuesday, click on the website link here to watch videos for each of the following and pick up some great ideas! The Lemon Cup Cake recipe is a must!

  • Shop good stuff
  • Bake good stuff
  • Film good stuff
  • Run good stuff
  • Bake more good stuff!
  • Make good stuff

To shop with Remus, visit our online gift shop here, treat an animal with food, or visit our charity shop at Maylandsea, Essex.

You can also make instant donations via our website, our Facebook page or by texting FEED36 £10 to 70070 to donate to Remus with JustTextGiving. Please note that text donations can only be for £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10. However, a donor can donate up to three times per day. £10 is the maximum donation amount for all mobile operators.

Visit the GivingTuesday UK website for more inspiration on ways to help Remus: www.givingtuesday.org.uk.

Remus Horse Sanctuary relies totally on fundraising, events and legacy gifts – thank you for your ongoing support!

 

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