” I’m one of the Trustees who originally took over the running of the sanctuary when it was in crisis in 2004. At the time we had 16 equines and only two weeks’ worth of money to keep them! It was immensely hard work then, just scraping together the money to look after the animals we had ‘inherited’.
Since that time we’ve been lucky enough to receive a lot of support and the sanctuary is now responsible for over 100 horses, ponies and donkeys, mostly now re-homed in forever homes, with their own families and a fulfilling and varied life.
It’s still tough, but now it’s all about raising money to rescue even more animals. Because of the hard work of the Hope Pastures’ team, we have very few overheads and 95p of every £1 donated to us is spent directly on the horses, which means we make all the money donated to us work as hard as possible to give desperate animals a new start and a new life.”