Help Us Relocate the Springwood Sanctuary Herd

Jacqui Howe profile

Project by Jacqui Howe

Help Us Relocate the Springwood Sanctuary Herd

Jacqui Howe profile

Project by Jacqui Howe

£2,893

£19,500 target 28 days left
14% 69 supporters

We are aiming to raise enough money to move the Springwood herd of 11 horses, ponies and donkeys to our new sanctuary in Wales in two weeks!

Springwood Sanctuary is a privately funded, non-profit sanctuary in West Sussex. The sanctuary is home to a free-roaming herd of rescued and rehabilitated horses, ponies and donkeys who enjoy a natural and peaceful existence. As well as caring for the herd and the land holistically, we also share mindfulness in nature and wellbeing retreats with visitors and volunteers and we support others to set up similar sanctuaries.

Unfortunately, in September we were given the news that our landlady will be moving, as very sadly her husband passed away earlier this year having lost a long battle with cancer. So, our search for new land re-commenced. 

During the past eight years we have been growing the sanctuary and expanding our community with the intention of finding permanent land for the herd to give them the long-term security and safety they so desperately need. At long last we are able to achieve this with the support of a charity who are offering us land and a home in Wales. We are so happy that it will at last be the herd’s FOREVER HOME!  

1604005554_123141630_275100290478174_7450406836359983701_n.jpg

We’ve also been seeking a space to enable even greater social impact for the most vulnerable people in society. Amazingly, the land we are moving to in Wales was bought by the charity to enable social change, model a sustainable way of living and engender kindness and compassion to each other and the earth. We are delighted to not only have a safe home for the herd but also to set up a retreat centre, develop a community vegetable garden and continue our much needed sanctuary work. This opportunity has arisen at a crucial time when the need is so great, with sadly so many people suffering with mental health difficulties. 

So, on 11th November we will be relocating the Springwood herd to KindaVillage, nestled in the beautiful South Wales countryside. The land has incredible energy with a spring which supplies the retreat cottages as well as sparkling white quartz under the ground, a meandering river, hills and many beautiful old trees. The eleven horses, ponies and donkeys will have 80 acres of Welsh countryside to explore and we will once again be living on site to care for their every need. 

However, the cost of moving the herd and all of their shelters and necessary equipment is huge, so your generosity and support is vitally needed to ensure we can care for the herd and move them as safely and peacefully as possible through this huge transition. We have created and been given lots of beautiful gifts to offer you in exchange for your greatly appreciated support which we hope that you will enjoy!

 

More about the Sanctuary

The sanctuary provides the herd with undulating expanses of meadow grasses to graze and stretch their legs in carefree abandon and the enrichment of wild medicinal plants, many native hedges and trees which the herd can browse, explore and find natural shelter. Our ethos is to create ‘heaven on earth’ – a peaceful place where all beings can thrive, and to support others to set up similar sanctuaries.

Our herd are looked after by our loving community of volunteers, all of whom are passionate about caring for and bringing these beautiful animals a peaceful life.

1603296526_122437938_2755320931347394_3212949502647565377_n.jpg

In addition to supporting these rescued animals, the sanctuary provides mindfulness retreats and volunteering for people struggling with mental health difficulties. Spending time immersing in nature, whilst in the company of these calm and peaceful animals who are not used in any way, is very healing for mind, body and soul.

 

The Herd

The horses, ponies and donkeys we have rescued have sadly experienced extreme past trauma - many of them were due to be put to sleep because they were unable to be rehabilitated in conventional ways after they had been deemed to no longer 'serve their purpose' in the racing, polo, petting farm and riding school industries. Our many years of holistic equine experience, combined with animal healing and communication techniques have enabled a unique and incredibly effective way of listening to and rehabilitating even the most troubled souls - the herd now live peacefully and thrive psychologically, emotionally and physically.

1603296385_122281000_402840987546130_1802202948414872332_n.jpg 

Your Donations

We realise that many across the world are still struggling during these difficult times and therefore we want to assure you that your donations will be put to good use. The herd is and always will be our main priority therefore we have not factored our own moving costs into this amount, nor do we receive a salary from the sanctuary, so that the impact you can have in supporting these beautiful animals will not be diminished. 

We have estimated that the herd’s moving costs will total £19,500 so we desperately need your help to make this happen! This money will allow us to safely transport them together as a herd, their current shelters and all existing Mudcontrol slabs. With your support we will also be able to afford adequate fencing for the land as well as buying the necessary new Mudcontrol slabs to create enough safe hard standing in various areas across their new home.

springwoodsanctuary.com

Become a fundraiser

Want to raise funds for this cause? It’s simple to get started.

Start fundraising

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£450 or more

1 of 8 claimed

Holiday to the Peak District

5 days + 4 nights* in the Peak District staying in a gorgeous 3 bedroom holiday cottage. The cottage is surrounded by stunning countryside, views, wonderful walks, is dog friendly and even has an indoor pool. The perfect get away! Moor Grange Holiday Cottages has very generously donated this reward to support the sanctuary (www.moorgrangefarm.co.uk) Usual value £700 *Must be taken Monday to Friday, outside of school holidays and within 6 months

£5 or more

2 of 100 claimed

1 Mudcontrol Slab

Thank you for buying a Mudcontrol slab! As a gift we will send you a Springwood Sanctuary sticker and a personalised signed photo of the herd.

£5 or more

1 of 17 claimed

Pack of 5 Donkey Greeting Cards

Pack of 5 Donkey Greeting Cards painted by Sue Holpin of our lovely Springwood Donkeys - Rodney and Thomas. Blank inside for your own personal message (we will upload a pic of the cards within the updates section).

£10 or more

2 of 100 claimed

2 Mudcontrol Slabs

Thank you for buying 2 Mudcontrol slabs! As a gift we will send you a Springwood Sanctuary sticker and a personalised signed photo of the herd.

£15 or more

3 of 50 claimed

Springwood Tote Bag with Goodies

Springwood Sanctuary tote bag with a sticker, pen and personalised signed photo of the herd

£20 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Food For The Future Voucher

£30 frozen foods voucher for Food For The Future - individual meals, pasties, nutroasts etc. Collection or delivery within 15 mile radius of Plaistow (Donated by Gail Barber)

£20 or more

3 of 100 claimed

4x Mudcontrol Slabs

Thank you for buying 4 Mudcontrol slabs! As a thank you we will send you a Springwood Sanctuary pen, sticker and a personalised signed photo of the herd.

£25 or more

1 of 50 claimed

Mounted Print of Rodney and Thomas

A beautiful, limited edition 10" x 12" Rodney and Thomas mounted print - signed by artist Sue Holpin (we will upload a picture of the print within the updates section on this page).

£30 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Voucher for the Hearty Herbivore Crawley

£40 takeaway vegan lunch voucher from the Hearty Herbivore Crawley (kindly donated by Emma Redknap)

£30 or more

0 of 1 claimed

1Hour Consultation with Lisa Podosin

Gift Certificate for 1 hour online consultation with Lisa Podosin from One With Horses worth $75AUD www.onewithhorses.com

£40 or more

0 of 30 claimed

Massage Voucher

1 hour Hawaiian Healing Massage voucher Usually £60 per hour *Accommodation available at an extra cost or local bnb's available

£50 or more

1 of 15 claimed

Professional A4 Print of the Springwood Herd

An A4 print of your choice of the Springwood herd. Photography by Georgina Weston Photography. (we will give you a selection of thumbnails to choose from)

£50 or more

1 of 50 claimed

Engraved Name on the Springwood Boulevard

Your animal companion's name engraved within a block of 10 Mudcontrol slabs. Our very own Springwood Boulevard - The Paws/ Claws/ Hooves of Fame which will be proudly displayed on our website. A lovely way to celebrate or remember your animal friend.

£75 or more

0 of 15 claimed

Professional A2 Print of the Springwood Herd

An A2 print of your choice of the Springwood herd. Photography by Georgina Weston Photography (we will give you a selection of thumbnails to choose from).

£250 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Weekend Retreat

2 day + 3 night retreat. Stay at our beautiful retreat centre and enjoy delicious home cooked vegan meals. Immerse in the Welsh countryside with mindful walks along the river and around the sanctuary, be introduced to the herd and receive a choice of 2x 1hour massage treatments. *To be redeemed within 12 months.

£350 or more

0 of 1 claimed

2 Sessions with Robyn Harris at Equenergy

£500 Gift Certificate for 2 sessions with Robyn Harris at Equenergy (online or in person) www.equenergy.com/the-transformational-journey

£600 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Name a Springwood Sanctuary Field

Make your own mark on the Springwood Sanctuary by naming one of our new fields for the herd! (We will not accept any names that are offensive or go against the sanctuary's ethos, values and principles)

£800 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Hawaiian Healing Massage Training Course

A 3 day training course for 2 people to learn the art of giving a Hawaiian Healing Massage. Accommodation will be provided at the beautiful retreat venue along with delicious homecooked, vegan meals. Come as a couple or with a friend. *To be redeemed within 12 months

£1,000 or more

0 of 10 claimed

One Week Retreat

Stay for a week at our beautiful retreat centre and enjoy delicious home cooked vegan meals. Immerse in the Welsh countryside with mindful walks along the river and around the sanctuary, be introduced to the herd and receive a choice of 3x 1hour massage treatments throughout the week. *To be redeemed within 12 months.

£3,000 or more

0 of 5 claimed

The Major Sponsorship and Retreat Package

As a thank you receive recognition on our website as a major sponsor and a 1 week retreat for 2ppl. Enjoy your own cottage & home cooked vegan meals. Immerse in the countryside with mindful walks, be introduced to the herd & each enjoy a choice of 3x 1hour massage treatments throughout the week Includes: 2x framed A4 pictures of the herd 2x Springwood tote bags with sticker, pen and a personalised signed photo *To be redeemed within 12 months

Help 'Help Us Relocate the Springwood Sanctuary Herd' happen

Payment and personal details are protected