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Claire Thompson

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£5,235
raised of £5,000 target by 227 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to Support the daily running costs of Brockswood Animal Sanctuary during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Brockswood Animal Sanctuary

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Sadly, due to the current situation with COVID-19, for your safety, as well as the wider community, and the welfare of our team (all of us with jobs that we simply cannot carry out from home!), we have had to make the very difficult decision to remain closed until this changes, despite the financial problems this will cause us. As a not-for profit organisation, receiving NO outside funding, we completely rely on funds raised from your visits and kind donations. Our closed period during the winter is a particularly tough time for us financially without the funds that you help to raise by visiting, and with costs continuing to rise we look forward to spring knowing that this will improve.

As our hard working team continues to care for our many rescued animals, remaining closed will have an enormous impact on our funds, with it currently costing just under £3000 per week to look after the animals. This includes food, bedding, enrichment, medicines/veterinary bills, and utilities such as water rates/electricity, as well as rent paid to the council for the use of the site. These costs add up very fast!

We have never been in this position before and must admit that we are concerned for our future. We are so grateful to all of our amazing supporters for aiding our important work here so far, and hope that you will continue to do so now when we need you more than ever before. We have a HUGE vision for this sanctuary and so much more that we want to do here – if you are interested in this, you can find it all in our Three Year Strategic Plan, which covers much of the vision we have been working towards and the future that we want to secure for our animals with your help.

If you are able to support us in any way with the ongoing costs of our animal care, please donate here, or visit our website How You Can Help section for more donation options. If you wish to support us through the donation of physical items, i.e. food for our animals, please call or email us directly (Steve or Neil at: 01902 884 390 / or Claire at claire.thompson@brockswood.org)

We would like to thank you for your ongoing support during this difficult and uncertain time.

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    2 months ago

    Wow, you are AMAZING! Thank you so much for all of your support. Doing this job you can sometimes see the worst in people; animal cruelty, neglect and more. Thanks to YOU we're seeing the BEST in people too and it is such a huge morale boost. Thank you all, it means the world to us and our animals.

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    2 months ago

    Wow! We are all bowled over by the amazing response we've had to this fundraiser. We are so very grateful to each and every one of your for your generosity at this difficult time. You will be pleased to hear that our animals are all doing very well, we are managing to source all of the food and supplies that they need, and have been able to arrange any vet care that they may need over the coming weeks - but fingers crossed they won't. Thank you for helping to keep their home safe for the future. Every single penny will make a difference!

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Page last updated on: 5/27/2020 16.40

Supporters

227

  • Eamoinn Young

    Eamoinn Young

    May 27, 2020

    Good luck in the future.

    £100.00

  • Chris & Carol Ravenhall

    Chris & Carol Ravenhall

    May 26, 2020

    As promised x

    £50.00

  • Stephen

    Stephen

    May 26, 2020

    Keep up the great work. Hope to see you open soon

    £20.00

  • Jane

    Jane

    May 14, 2020

    £10.00

  • Samantha Jones

    Samantha Jones

    May 11, 2020

    You’re doing a fantastic job in such difficult times. Can’t wait to visit. Stay safe x

    £10.00

  • DAISY

    DAISY

    May 10, 2020

    £5.00

  • Tom Grosvenor

    Tom Grosvenor

    May 10, 2020

    Lovely place which does a fantastic job for each and every animal. Tom from Kidderminster College

    £20.00

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Claire Thompson

Claire Thompson

Brockswood Animal Sanctuary

As Senior Keeper at Brockswood Animal Sanctuary, I have dedicated almost a decade of my life to caring for the rescued animals at Brockswood, who have become family to me. The animals are relying on us to care for them and we will continue to give them the very best care!

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