Remus Horse Sanctuary Responds to Urgent COVID19 Need with Virtual Event
By: Remus Horse Sanctuary
Ordinarily, the charity would be a hive of activity right now, getting ready to open its doors next Sunday to receive some 3000 visitors for what would have been its first Open Day of the 2020 season. Instead a small skeleton staff are caring for the 200+ rescued animals.
Via video, the charity will share messages from the humans that work at the Sanctuary and from its animals, with a little bit of history too. It will also have merchandise for sale, information on conservation, enrichment, a tour of the yard and much more!
The Virtual Open Day coincides with #GivingTuesdayNow - a global day of unity and generosity, taking place on 5 May 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.
Charities of all sizes have been playing their part in this battle, harnessing the goodwill of so many to help meet vital needs which have not gone away in the face of coronavirus. With fundraising events cancelled and many volunteers self-isolating, charities are facing an uphill struggle to continue to be there for those in need.
This #GivingTuesdayNow is, above all else, a day to thank all essential workers from everyone in the NHS - medical staff, cleaners, porters, laundry staff and caterers - to the food chain staff, delivery drivers, bin collectors, public transport workers, teachers, milk and post men & women, emergency services, community volunteers, workers making PPE and tests, your neighbours and of course, charities.
We are encouraging everyone to share a message of thanks on social media and a heart in their front window (or a combination of both!) to demonstrate our collective gratitude to all the people who are helping us through these difficult times. And of course, for those who are able, to think about giving to a charity close to their heart.
Founder Sue Burton said: "This is not something that we've ever tried before, but we are having an extremely tough time at present – as are many small charities – with zero fundraising activity so, we hope, that by bringing our event to our supporters directly, we can achieve our target of raising £5000 during the day."
Those interested in joining Remus' virtual Open Day and #GivingTuesdayNow efforts can visit: https://www.facebook.com/
For further information, visit www.remussanctuary.org or contact Sue Burton on 01277 356191.
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