Help Remus Bounce Back for #GivingTuesday
Remus Horse Sanctuary joins #GivingTuesday 2021, the global day of generosity taking place on 30 November.
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Brought to the UK in 2014 by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), this year #GivingTuesday offers the opportunity to give back to good causes, either by donating to charity, reaffirming commitment to a cause, volunteering time or supporting others by simply helping a friend, neighbour or family member.
In the face of financial and social challenges as traditional fundraising opportunities have been shut off, like many charities, Remus Horse Sanctuary continues to suffer due to the impact of Covid-19.
Founder Sue Burton believes that the funding gap is somewhere in excess of £400,000 for events and fundraising activities cancelled over the past 18 months.
Giving Tuesday is a chance to secure our future in the post-pandemic world.
All of the animals here at the Sanctuary have been rescued. Our work is similar to that of a hospice – we give the animals the very best of care. We help the younger ones to recover and to develop into happy adults and the older ones to rest and recuperate. Nothing is asked of our animals at all – they are just loved and cared for. Holistic therapies also play a big part at the Sanctuary.
"It's not always physical and mental abuse," says Sue, "sometimes, it's just plain ignorance, which I find unfathomable in this digital age, when so much information is available for free online. Some people just don't care."
In 2020 #GivingTuesday was the top trending item on UK Twitter and generated more than 360 million impressions. In the UK, more than £20 million was raised in online donations, more than ever before.
"The past 18 months have been the toughest I've known them. The majority of animals we rescue are malnourished, riddled with worms, diseased and worse. We've seen horses and ponies too weak to stand, covered in acid, and blinded.
"As a result, our biggest expense, other than food obviously, is vets bills and medication. So the sheer lack of fundraising over such a long period of time has taken more than just a strain on us!"
To find out more about #GivingTuesday, and how you can get involved, visit: www.givingtuesday.org.uk. To find out more about Remus Horse Sanctuary, visit www.remussanctuary.org, or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/
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