Halloween in the Spooky Barn

The sanctuary hosted mini ghostbusters, many in fancy dress on the afternoon of Saturday 29th October for the annual ‘Halloween in the Spooky Barn’ event. Sustained with delicious home-made Halloween cakes and goodies kindly baked and donated by the Sanctuary’s volunteers and supporters, the phantom chasers enjoyed numerous games and activities. It was a very…

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Fun Day Success

Well, the Fun Day is over, the party tent is down and the huge clear up operation has begun in earnest. Firstly can we thank each and every person that helped with our Fun Day in what ever way, shape or form. We cannot even begin to list all the individuals who supported us, but…

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Walkies in the Woods

A bright spring morning greeted more than 60 walkers and 30 dogs for our ‘Walkies in the Woods’ fundraising event on Sunday, 19th April. Included on the 6 mile route was a ‘re-fuelling stop at the sanctuary that satisfied both our 2 legged and 4 legged participants with cake and special doggie bags. Each doggie…

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Magnificent Monday men!

If you come down to the Sanctuary on a Monday (and indeed most other days of the week too!), you will be pleasantly surprised to see a team of volunteers, known as ‘The Monday Men’ hard at work on the site. This invaluable team of volunteers was reinstated in October 2013, when it became apparent that there were…

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Rabbit Ranch arrives at last!

If you visited the Sanctuary recently you couldn’t have failed to notice our brand new wooden cabin in the yard. A great deal of hard work has gone into erecting and kitting this out so a big thank you to everyone involved. This will soon be home to rabbits that we would have previously been…

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Ebay Help Needed

A significant amount of our fundraising comes from all the items we sell through the sanctuary’s Ebay shop. This can only be achieved with the help of our dedicated volunteers who organise, photograph and write up all the items for sale. Celia is on the lookout for more volunteers to help her in this mammoth…

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Christmas Pet Memorial Service

  Our annual service was held on the evening of the 16th December at the Sanctuary to celebrate and commemorate the lives of all our pets.   Trustees, staff, volunteers and friends of the sanctuary gathered round our beautifully illuminated Christmas tree to sing carols and give thanks for the joy our pets give us…

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Wilmslow Rainbows become the sanctuary’s little helpers

When Sanctuary supporter and So Cheshire writer, Ella Jane Brookbanks, heard the Sanctuary was to fundraise at the Wilmslow Christmas light switch on, she was keen to involve the 3rd Wilmslow Rainbows, the troupe she manages. With the co-operation of their parents, the Rainbows worked the crowd to great effect, walking ahead of Santa’s sleigh…

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2015 Sanctuary Calendar

We now have our very own 2015 calendar! Laura Norrey, one of our volunteers kindly offered to create a bespoke calendar featuring a selection of our residents. With her team of photographer Terry McNamara and Designer Simon Clarke, they took some adorable pictures of the animals who over the last few months have called the…

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