Dennis, Dad, Grampsy... he was all of these things to us. A truly wonderful man who had a big heart and a generous spirit.
Dad was such a big giver to so many charities that it's been hard to narrow it down to one, but Redwings became a special place for us after he was diagnosed with Alzheimers.
My Dad absolutely loved being around animals and he would get so much out of our visits here. He enjoyed being able to stroke the horses and walk in the fresh air, going from field to field or giving them some fuss over the stable doors. We would go and see the horses and donkeys and then sit and enjoy a coffee and cake. By the time we got home his memories of the day had faded but I will treasure these special times I had with him.
Redwings is such a lovely charity doing amazing work for horses, donkeys, ponies and mules that are in need. They rescue, rehabilitate, rehome or offer lifelong sanctuary to these beautiful animals.
Being the man he was, he would absolutely want us to give to charity in his memory and I can't think of anywhere better, than one that had a special place in his heart.