Give the gift of friendship to rescued horses

Redwings Horse Sanctuary is offering the chance for Christmas shoppers to purchase a unique and thoughtful gift for their loved ones which will help ensure hundreds of rescued horses will continue to enjoy a safe and happy home.

With the closure of our visitor centres and cancellation of community fundraising events due to coronavirus restrictions, our ability to fundraise for our 1,500 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules has been severely impacted this year.

However, supporters can help by sponsoring a Redwings “Adoption Star” horse or donkey as a gift this Christmas, and every penny goes towards their care and that of their four-legged friends at the Sanctuary.

Sponsorship costs from just £15 a year, and there are 22 adorable Adoption Stars to choose from, each with their own story to tell.

From gentle giant Shire horse Lady to mischievous donkey duo Wiggins and Wacko, there’s a wide array of characters enabling everyone to find the perfect new friend.

As part of their adoption, sponsors will receive a special pack including a certificate and their Adoption Star’s story and photograph, as well as postal updates and access to their online diary featuring images and stories from their life at Redwings.

Debbie Scott, Head of Fundraising, said: “We’ve had many lovely comments from sponsors this year saying how comforting it has been to receive updates from their Adoption Stars during the lockdowns. Supporters have also enjoyed purchasing adoptions as thoughtful gifts for others because you can still get to know your Adoption Star horse or donkey through letters and online blogs, even if you can’t get out to visit them.

“What’s really important, however, is that by showing friendship to a loved one through the sponsorship of an Adoption Star, you’re also giving the gift of friendship to rescued horses and donkeys who need your support now more than ever.”

To sponsor a Redwings Adoption Star this Christmas, click here or call 01508 481000.