Lucy Llewellyn

Visitor Centre Manager

I arrived at Redwings in 2012 when our Aylsham Visitor Centre had just opened. Originally, I worked as a team member on a short-term contract, but it kept getting renewed and so I kept staying, and here I am five years later as the Visitor Centre Manager!

My first experience of Redwings was as a child. I remember Lucy, a horse that was on the Adoption Scheme at the time, and I remember thinking that she had the same name as me! So, I adopted her, became a supporter and have had the Redwings connection ever since.

I love the varied nature of my job. When the visitor centre is open, I love to meet our supporters, who range from those who have never been before to our regular visitors. One of my highlights was meeting a lady in her 80s who had never stroked a donkey before – it was very exciting to help her to do that!

On our closed days, I might be involved in helping out when we give a tour to an educational group, supporting other colleagues at events or travelling to other sites or to our headquarters.

I’m really proud that I work for a charity that tirelessly works towards the promotion of horse welfare, and my role is incredibly rewarding because of that.

Favourite resident: I love them all but if I had to pick, I would choose Amigo, Owl and Cookie as they were the first residents I met when I started working at Redwings. Given their backgrounds, I find it massively inspiring that they are now so friendly and full of personality!

Our centres

Ada Cole, Essex

Broadlands
Epping Road
Roydon
Nazeing
Essex
EN9 2DH

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Aylsham, Norfolk

Spa Lane
Aylsham
Norfolk
NR11 6UE

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Caldecott, Norfolk

Caldecott Hall
Beccles Road
Fritton
Norfolk
NR31 9EY

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Mountains, Scotland

Milton of Ogil
Glenogil
Forfar
Angus
DD8 3SQ

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Oxhill, Warwickshire

Banbury Road
Kineton
Banbury
Warwickshire
CV35 0RP

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Phone us

01508 481000

Write to us

Redwings Horse Sanctuary
Hapton
Norwich
NR15 1SP

(Admin only at this address please)