Local Horse Charity Needs Your Support at Virtual Open Day Sunday 5 July
By: Remus Horse Sanctuary
Since lockdown on 23 March, Remus has been managing with a small, skeleton staff to care for its 200+ animals. It has had to cancel all of its fundraising efforts and is struggling to survive. As a result, its Summer Open Days have turned virtual and the charity will be hosting a further event on Sunday 5 July from 1pm to 5pm across social media.
Sue Burton, Founder, said, "This is the third event we will have hosted virtually and we are learning with every one. But our fundraising is down dramatically and we are struggling to survive right now.
"Last week was one of our tougher weeks. The weather was so incredibly hot which made it difficult doing such heavy work. The torrential rain floods the road into us and our fields, meaning we have to walk in and out of work, then the extreme heat plays havoc with the animals."
To try and mitigate the huge financial loss, the charity has been organising its Open Days virtually across its Facebook and Instagram platforms – until it can re-open to the public.
The next Virtual Open Day will take place on Sunday 5 July 1pm until 5pm.
The charity will be sharing messages from the humans that work at the Sanctuary and from its animals, via photograph and video. It will also have merchandise for sale, information on conservation, enrichment, a tour of the yard and much more!
Those interested in joining one of its virtual Open Days, can visit: www.facebook.com/
Ms Burton summarised, "Over the past week, we have experienced sore feet in some of the animals, chest infections, colic due to the heat, bloating and a jaw infection. On top of the whole financial situation caused by Covid, we really could have done without the added costs of the vets coming in every day and extra medications.
"From a welfare point of view, we have been crazily busy having to deal with cases all over the county from an absolutely emaciated mare to a decomposing foal dumped in the hedgerow. These are such sad and difficult times for us all."
Any help you can offer by way of donation, fundraising or otherwise would be very much appreciated. You can contact Sue Burton at the Sanctuary on tel: 01277 356191 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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