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20 Nov

Big 30 Challenge Blog

Here are just some of our Big 30 Challenge participants…


Our next supporter, Vivien, has recently found lots of photos from her past and is eager to share them with her friends and family. She is asking people to request a photo and to donate £1 if she can find it and post it on social media.

There have been lots of wonderful photos of friends, family and colleagues which we unfortunately cannot post, but here are some photos of the pets that she homed over the years, animals that her mum cared for temporarily whilst working in animal rescue and a few of the animals that were treated at the veterinary practice she works in:

Such a wonderful way of raising money for the Big 30 Challenge, providing your Facebook friends with a walk down memory lane and creating more exposure for the challenge.

Well done Viv!! Keep the memories coming.


Our supporter Christine has decided to set up her very own dressage competition to raise money for Hope Pastures Big 30 Challenge! Christine is very conscious of her local lockdown restrictions and is planning this for the future with necessary restrictions in place.

What an incredible effort for Christine, that it a big challenge to take on and we are unbelievably grateful.

Thank you SO much for your support. We can’t wait to hear how it goes!

Horslyx UK

Next up is our first corporate team – Horslyx UK!

Horslyx are very loyal supporters of ours and for the Hope Pastures Big 30 Challenge they donated 30 lyx to Hope Pastures. The horses, ponies and donkeys on site LOVED that delivery!! Take a look below:

General Manager – Fiona Nellis – and Account Manager – Emma Owens – have also created their own personal Big 30 Challenges. Thanks so much Horslyx! We’re so lucky to have your support.


Jennifer is our first sign up from outside of the UK, how great that we have supporters in Spain!

Jennifer lives in Mojacar and has challenged herself to spot 30 different species of birds within a 30 mile radius of her home. She is even posting photos of these wonderful birds to social media. 

Take a look at a few of them:

What beautiful photos and a great way to share her challenge with us. Jennifer’s friends are donating money for each photo.

Thank you Jennifer. We love how you have combined your personal interests with fundraising.

Keep up the good work!


Kira is one of our FANTASTIC yard volunteers and was eager to help out when she heard about our Hope Pastures Big 30 Challenge!

She is a very talented artist and is selling artwork of our residents. Can anyone guess who they are?

Lots of our staff and volunteers have fallen in love with the prints already and have snapped up their own to take home.

If you would like to support Kira’s fundraising efforts by purchasing a print, please email us on [email protected] and we will put you in touch with her.

The images are 5” x 7” with a frame and are £5 to be collected from Hope Pastures. If you would prefer for Kira to post them to you, there is an extra £1 charge to cover postage, totalling to £6 per print.

Kira’s JustGiving page is and as you can see, she is already doing so well with her challenge. Great work Kira!

Alice and Harriet

Next, we have a team of 2 sisters! Who better to buddy up with to complete a challenge?!

Alice and Harriet completed jobs around the house, were kind and were helpful to their family. For each good thing that they did, their family donated £1 to Hope Pastures Big 30 Challenge.

The girls have now raised an amazing £50 and have completed their challenge.

Thank you so much Alice and Harriet, your donation means that we can give extra special care to our horses ponies and donkeys over Winter.


Next up is Katie who has challenged herself to get 30 Facebook shares on her post about Hope Pastures Big 30 Challenge.

So far she has around 10 shares and is pushing for more!

Well done Katie, this is a perfect example of how you can help if you don’t have as much time to dedicate to completing a challenge. Shares on social media gives us extra exposure, which is very important to us!


Ellie is the very first supporter to sign up to our Hope Pastures Big 30 Challenge, leading the way with her rescue pony – Elsie!

Elsie was rescued by Hope Pastures and was rehomed with Ellie in August of 2020. They are incredibly happy together and have developed a beautiful bond.

Here they are together on their challenge:

Since hearing about the Big 30 Challenge, Ellie has challenged herself to hack 100 miles on Elsie to help raise money for Hope Pastures. She has set herself a target of £100 and so far has raised £80! What an achievement, well done Ellie and Elsie – keep up the good work!

If you would like to sponsor Ellie, you can do so via her JustGiving link: