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This Valentine’s Day, Redwings Horse Sanctuary is asking supporters to show love and kindness towards a rescued horse or donkey.

Until they stepped foot into the Sanctuary, all many of our rescued residents had experienced was fear, hunger and pain.

At Redwings, they receive specialist, loving care for the rest of their lives – and supporters can ensure they continue to look forward to happy and healthy futures by sponsoring one of our ‘Adoption Star’ horses or donkeys for a loved one or a friend this Valentine’s Day.

Through sponsoring an Adoption Star, you’ll not just be purchasing the perfect gift for any animal lover, but every penny will go towards the care of horses and donkeys in need – so they’ll feel the love too!

Sponsoring an Adoption Star costs from just £15 per year and every recipient will receive an Adoption Pack including their new four-legged friend’s story and photograph. They’ll also be sent a personal invitation to their birthday party, as well as a year’s access to their Adoption Star’s online diary, full of stories and images from their life at the Sanctuary.

All of Redwings’ Adoption Stars live at the charity’s visitor centres so can be visited for free on any open day.

Debbie Scott, Head of Fundraising, said: “Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show someone you care and, through sponsoring one of our Adoption Stars, you’ll also be showing animals who have been through some terrible ordeals that you care too. Everything we do is funded 100% by donations from the public, so a little love in the form of sponsorship really will go a long way.

“Despite their past neglect, all of our Adoption Stars have wonderfully friendly personalities, so whatever you’re looking for – be it lovable, loyal or even a good sense of humour – we have a new four-legged friend who you would definitely like to meet!”

Our visitor centres could also be the setting for the perfect date this Valentine’s Day! From Friday 14th February to Monday 24th February, each centre will be hosting a range of activities themed on all the things we love about ponies. Visitors will be able to enjoy fascinating walks and talks, and take the opportunity to meet some of the charity’s smallest rescued residents.

You can also pop into one of our cafes for a warm cuppa and a tasty snack, and enjoy a browse of our gift shops. And to celebrate further, from Valentine’s Day until 24th February, Redwings is offering 25% off on all Adoption Scheme gifts, including stationery, magnets, mugs, bags and homewares, which can be redeemed in the visitor centre gift shop or online using the code ‘Adoption20’.

Our visitor centres in Norfolk, Essex, Warwickshire and Angus (Scotland) are open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10am to 4pm – and entry is free.

To sponsor an Adoption Star for Valentine’s Day, pop into your nearest visitor centre, call 01508 481000 or just click here.