Horse Sanctuary Joins Giving Tuesday Movement
Remus Horse Sanctuary joins #givingtuesday movement to encourage people in Essex and the surrounding counties to do "good stuff" this Christmas.
Sue Burton, Founder of Remus Horse Sanctuary commented: "We are launching the new winter feed appeal to help raise £2,500 to feed the many neglected, unloved and abandoned horses that are either tethered by their necks on waste ground or just left wandering and unwanted with no food, water or shelter, whatever the weather."
The #givingtuesday campaign, which began in America, is an antidote to the mass consumerism of Black Friday and aims to get people thinking of others in the run-up to Christmas, be it through donating to charity, volunteering or simply helping a friend, neighbour or family member.
Since its inception in 2014, #givingtuesday has become one of the biggest events in the global charity calendar, breaking successive Guinness World Records for the most amount of money donated online to charity in 24 hours. In 2016, £48 million was donated online via PayPal with the UK accounting for the second largest amount of donations. An estimated 4.5 million people in Britain also did something to support a good cause on the day.
Further information can be found on the JustGiving appeal page and donations can be made at: https://www.justgiving.com/
Additionally, Remus offer numerous foodstuffs via its online shop at: www.remussanctuary.org/
Ben Russell, Director of Communications at CAF, said: "Giving gifts is a big part of most people's Christmas celebrations and because of this, it is no wonder that Black Friday has become such a feature of the Christmas calendar. However, while many of us will be sharing presents with loved ones this year, millions more will spend it alone, hungry or worse."
Sue Burton concluded: "The aim of #givingtuesday is to get people thinking about others this Christmas and doing little things that can make a big difference. It could be donating money or volunteering but, if we all do something small this #givingtuesday, it would make a real difference not only to the hundreds of abandoned horses in this area but Remus too."
Alison Page Markieting