Weʼre raising £50,000 to Help purchase land for a small holding of rescued chickens, a sheep or two and possibly a former dairy cow.
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For many years now, we have wanted to help animals. We donate to charities, have a dog from a rescue centre, and generally try and do our bit.
It's dawned on us though, that we have overlooked some of the most in need. The animals that provide for us on a daily basis, that go through so much, and are then discarded at the end of their usefulness.
It first began when we saw laying chickens, being sold off for £1 each in a desperate bid to stop them going to slaughter. We couldn't do anything, we only have a small garden, certainly not enough space for a few chickens.
So we've decided to try and raise some funds to buy some land, to give some former laying eggs, perhaps a sheep or two and possibly a dairy cow somewhere to retire to, somewhere to call home, instead of the grim reality of a cold abattoir.
Our plan is to expand in the future, with a larger space and more shelters, but initially, and realistically, we would be looking at purchasing 4 acres in the Oxfordshire area. We can manage this and support it. We will also be registering as a Charity once large enough, but for now, we would like to keep things small with a smallholding close to home, that we can manage ourselves.
Thank you so very much for considering donating, and for reading this far. Feel free to contact me with any and all questions!
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About the fundraiser
I'm Aimee. I'm originally from Deal in Kent but now live in Oxford with my partner, one dog, one puffer fish and two guinea pigs. I am passionate about caring for animals, and am intent on doing my bit to help them, any way I can!