Friends for life

The Oddfellows’ Heart of Norfolk District friendship group, based in Dereham, raised an amazing £1,350 for Redwings through fundraising activities at events, as well as individual contributions from the group’s members.

Oddfellows District Chairman Rosemary Fraser who presented us with a cheque, said:

“I visited Redwings last summer with my granddaughter and absolutely fell in love with the place. Hearing the horses’ heart-breaking stories and seeing them so happy in their new home at Redwings absolutely blew me away. I’m so delighted we could help out.”

Our Fundraising Manager Debbie Scott said: “I’d like to thank Rosemary and everyone at the Oddfellows for their support – it really does make the difference. The donation will go towards essential veterinary treatment, rehabilitation and lifelong care for our horses, ponies, donkeys and mules.” 

Oddfellows Branch Secretary Paula Grigglestone, added: “If you’re looking to be more active in the community locally through fundraising or volunteering opportunities, or simply would like to meet new people while enjoying some fun activities along the way, then get in touch. There’s a warm welcome guaranteed.”

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