Hope Pastures uses your donations to prevent suffering and to improve and save lives. We’re a small charity, with a highly committed team of passionate supporters, volunteers, staff and trustees. 95p in every £1 you donate is spent on the animals.
In ‘corporate-speak’ we rescue, rehabilitate and re-home horses, ponies and donkeys. We also provide the opportunity for people to meet the animals and learn about them and how to look after them.
The sanctuary is open (365 days a year) between 10am and 3pm (2pm November to March inclusive) free of charge everyday and, based in Leeds, is easily accessible by foot or public transport. We also run educational and fun group visits, Pony Days and volunteering sessions (including for the elderly, schools, brownies and resourced provision groups) and we take ponies out on therapeutic visits, for example to drug/alcohol abuse centres and care homes.
Our values reflect this openness and accessibility:
We know there are areas where we need to improve to fully embody these values, but we are constantly working towards them; for example we have recently undertaken a full environmental audit and will be implementing the recommendations within this.