Like many charities, Remus Horse Sanctuary has suffered financial difficulties due to the pandemic virus affecting fundraising activities, and Horse welfare charity in Essex needs public help.
Ingatestone, UK (Merxwire) – The pandemic virus affects the world, most company’s economies are hit, and charities are also facing a crisis. Remus Horse Sanctuary founder Sue Burton said that this year Remus Horse Sanctuary has canceled many fundraising activities and is expected to face a funding gap of more than £337,000. To maintain operations, it will cost £450,000 per year, so the public’s help is needed to tide over the difficulties.
Remus Horse Sanctuary is committed to helping animals maintain good nutrition and a comfortable environment. In addition to feed and medicine, it also needs the cost of rescue operations. Most fundraising events are held from March to October, but most events this year have been canceled, with an estimated weekly deficit of £10,500.
Mounting a rescue operation is extremely expensive including equipment, medical expenses and transport costs. Though the greatest impact is felt by the charity once the animals are on-site at their Sanctuary near Ingatestone in Essex – financially, emotionally, physically and mentally – as Ms Burton explained:
“The majority of animals that we rescue are, at best, malnourished and full of worms. They may have been abandoned, neglected or mistreated. Some may not recognise food and hay, let alone know what to do with it. Some may be suffering from Cushings or Laminitis. Often their lower teeth are found growing into their top gums. Some may be crippled either by overgrown hooves or injury.
“Some will have shut down completely, near death, depressed and, despite all of our best efforts, just can’t be saved. It takes its toll on them and on us. But we can’t give up, we have to continue trying to help these magnificent creatures.”
The charity was hoping that the few remaining events scheduled, along with their online gift shop, will generate some interest. However, as Essex has now been raised to Covid-19 Alert Level High, even those few sales are unlikely to happen.
The Christmas Gift Shop is now available online with some lovely gift items including stocking fillers, new and exclusive Christmas card designs for 2020 and a new wall calendar for 2021, which features a variety of rescued animals residing at the Sanctuary. Visit www.remussanctuary.org/
New items for 2020 include a Christmas Biscuit Gift Drum (£3.50) available as Caramel and Sea Salt biscuits or Clotted Cream shortbread, Clotted Cream Fudge (£3.25) and Milk Chocolate Truffles (£4.50). The majority of items come with a choice of Christmas design.
Sponsorship of an animal, like Blax [pictured], can also make a lovely gift for animal lovers and welfare supporters – with horses, ponies, donkeys, cats, goats and sheep to choose from! More details can be found at: www.remussanctuary.org/
One socially distanced Winter Sale is due to take place on Saturday 14 November at the Billericay Reading Rooms, Covid-19 alert level allowing. Full details of the event can be found on the charity’s website at www.remussanctuary.org/
SOURCE Remus Horse Sanctuary