Girl Guide collects stamps for Redwings

Fourteen-year-old Girl Guide Keleigh is working towards the Baden Powell Challenge Award. This is the highest award a Girl Guide can achieve and involves completing a variety of badges, including raising money for a chosen charity.

Keleigh has been a supporter of Redwings from a young age and regularly visits our centres. She absolutely loves horses and wanted to fundraise for Redwings so she could help horses in need.

Having seen our advert for stamp collecting, Keleigh thought it would be a really achievable way to raise money for us. She started collecting stamps in November and with both her birthday and Christmas in December she received lots of post!

Keleigh also created a leaflet that she gave out to her Girl Guide troop asking them to help and between them they collected hundreds of stamps. The group then had a special session learning all about stamp collecting.

When Keleigh came to Redwings to drop off her stamps in person, she was lucky enough to have a cuddle with Adoption Star Poppy who thought she had done a great job!

We would like to say a huge thank you to Keleigh for all her hard work. The bag of stamps weighs over a kilogram, which will amount to at least £50 – that’s enough to care for six of our horses for a whole day!

Collecting stamps is a really great way to support Redwings. Simply collect any stamps, cut them off the envelope and post them to: Redwings Horse Sanctuary, Hapton, Norwich, NR15 1SP. Alternatively drop them off at your nearest visitor centre and pop in for a pony cuddle too – it’s free!