Take on the Redwings Feed Run!

During the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve been telling you all about how you can support Redwings from your sofa, and now we have a new challenge for you, and this one involves leaving the sofa, getting out there to make a difference to the lives of rescued horses.

As we now look ahead to the colder months, when our grazing will be more limited, we are working to ensure that our rescued residents have everything they need to keep them happy and healthy! That’s why, in partnership with feed manufacturer SPILLERSTM, we are encouraging you to run, ride, cycle, swim or walk 10km to help raise money towards essential feed for our 1,500 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules.

So, your challenge is…. complete 10k your way, and then donate £10 to help feed our hungry herds!  

  • You can walk, run, cycle or ride your 10k, (or complete it any other way that is safe to do so!)  and you don’t even have to do it all in one go. Take the challenge at a pace that suits you - knowing our rescued residents are cheering you along!
  • Once you hit your 10km head over to justgiving.com/campaign/redwings-feed-run to donate £10 to the Redwings Feed Run page. Share your success on social media and make sure you nominate a friend to be the next one to take on the challenge!

We’d love you to share your photos of completing your challenge with us too. Make sure you tag Redwings on social media to be featured in our ‘Finishers’ Gallery’.

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Why ‘The Feed Run’?

The Feed Run is what we call our daily or twice-daily trip around our sites, delivering feeds to those horses who need them. Whilst lots of our horses can live happily with forage (hay and grass), we have many residents who need a ‘top-up’ of feed as well. This may be due to a variety of reasons including age, health conditions or dental issues.

Through wind, rain and sometimes even snow, our horse care teams make these journeys across our sanctuary sites every day, delivering nutritious feeds to those who need them, often covering many miles several times a day!

Inspired by their dedication, you can now take on your own Feed Run challenge by completing your 10k your way! Your £10 donation - the amount it costs to buy a large bag of horse feed - will then help us provide for our hungry herds. This is particularly timely as we move towards the colder months where our grazing will be limited and more of our residents will need extra specialist feeds.

Plus, thanks to SPILLERSTM your kilometres will be turned into kilograms of horse food!

SPILLERSTM has kindly pledged to donate one kilogram of horse food for every kilometre completed in the Feed Run challenge. So, as you clock up the kilometres you are also helping us secure even more food ready for the winter months.

Thanks to SPILLERSTM’ generous offer Redwings could receive a whopping 250 bags of horse feed worth £2,500 - so we need you to dust off those running shoes, saddle up, get on your bike (or however else you choose to tackle the challenge!) to help us reach our target and get this incredible donation of food ready to keep our herds happy this winter!

Once your challenge is complete, we will send you a video, taking you on a ‘virtual’ feed run across our sanctuary sites in the UK. You will meet some very special residents, nominated by our amazing horse care teams, who are just some of the residents who receive these specialist feeds and will benefit from your kind donation.

We can’t wait to see how you take on the challenge!