Save Benjy The Gay Bull

by graham.daviesthegayuk.com in London

Save Benjy The Gay Bull
We did it
On 10th December 2014 we successfully raised £5,000 with 321 supporters in 28 days

TheGayUK is looking to raise enough funds to buy Benjy the gay bull and offer him sanctuary from a slaughter house because of his sexuality.

by graham.daviesthegayuk.com in London

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graham.daviesthegayuk.com 20th November 2014

@ Pauline.boyd. Thank you for your comments and we of course take on board all you say and am sure Hillside are very grateful for your continued support of their work. Sadly it's not within our power to lower the target. Once a Crowdfunder project has started it does become an all or nothing situation which is their rules. We aren't here to fight anyone, we just wanted to get a strong point across that the great work you've all pulled together on may be lost if we don't raise the £5,000. We are very pleased Benjy will be saved and we are now continuing the fight on behalf of Hillside and ARAN. TheGayUK personally won't be taking anything from this project but we are here to support those we got involved with. Best wishes from two gay Vegetarians, Graham & Jake

Pauline Boyd 20th November 2014

And hes a very lucky bull, millions get slaughtered daily, lets not forget all the ones who do mate and day old calves that get their lives ended. The campaign should also be raising awareness about vegetarianism/veganism, because that's the only way many more animals won't suffer, particularly veganism.

Pauline Boyd 20th November 2014

I already give to Hillside and have done for years. Surely it doesnt matter who puts up the money to save him, I understand the point that at the rate donations were coming in you would have had much more in the pot to save Benjy and leftover but surely if you dont get to the £5000 you can bring the target down and Hillside would get the £4000 or whatever it is you have sitting at the moment. Hillside do great work and Ive always supported them, but I feel that some of the language in the statement you put out wasnt necessary, it shouldnt be a case if you had put the money up Hillside would have got more. Hillside are well supported, and they have a good profile, I understand that they need a lot of money as a charity, but I have given to Hillside for years as have my family and I have very little to spare, I give what I can. I don't mind my money going to Hillside even though hes been saved. I just thought it would have been better if you had said, hes saved, great, lets drop the target and we'll hand over the money to Hillside rather than they might get nothing now because someone else is pledging the money to save him.

graham.daviesthegayuk.com 20th November 2014

HI Folks, Following recent news about Sam Simon's donation we have had to make a few changes to our Crowdfunder page and we ask that you read the update on the page so that you know exactly where your donations are going. We are so close now to our £5,000 target and of course we'd like to smash this with your help. If you do have any questions then by all means send a message and we'll reply as soon as possible. Best wishes, Graham & Jake

solace 18th November 2014

Sam Simons saves Benjy...http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/simpsons-creator-sam-simon-saves-gay-bull-benjy-from-the-slaughter-house-9867558.html

solace 18th November 2014

The bull has been saved by the guy from The Simpsons, he donated the £5000 needed, so what will now happen to the money here that people have pledged? Will it go to the sanctuary where the bull is going?

graham.daviesthegayuk.com 18th November 2014

We are so close to our target now. Thank you to all of our pledgers so far. If you do have a friend who may like to help out then do please share the message to #SaveBenjy. Thank you all again for your support of this poor beautiful bull. Graham & Jake x

graham.daviesthegayuk.com 17th November 2014

@ian.tester & @hildahen… Thanks for the love for Benjy from Australia. It's amazing how the world is pulling together to save this little guy :-) Have a great summer. Graham & Jake

rachael-baines 17th November 2014

Very good luck :) :) i've pledged £25, please don't post out a gift, a photo in his new home via email would be lovely and more than sufficient. much love to Gay Benjy xxx

graham.daviesthegayuk.com 15th November 2014

Morning folks, we can't tell you how touched we all are here that so much of the money needed has been reached already. For those of you requesting we save the postage for Benjy and the Hillside animal sanctuary we will of course make sure your wishes are heard and we'll pass monies on there… If however you would still like an emailed picture of Benjy at home then do let us know your email addresses and we'll have sent out. You can message us here or send to: [email protected] and we'll make sure you receive something at the end of the campaign. Thank you again you wonderful folk. Graham & Jake #SaveBenjy

FlyingFoxie 15th November 2014

Such a thoughtful cause, I have been a supporter of Hillside Animal Sanctuary for as long as I can remember, I am sure they will give him the love and attention he deserves. Please do save the postage and keep the pen, I'd rather the extra pennies went towards the sanctuary. Much Love M x

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