As a child I have been raised within a passionate animal environment. My Mother’s love of animals and inspiration is why I am where I am now.
I’ve always dreamed that one day, I’d have my own animal sanctuary in which I could care and look after sick, mistreated or abandoned animals/birds
After 15 years as a Veterinary Nurse, I now feel I have the right experience, and time to expand my vision. Now being a registered charity and vastly expanding, we now plan to improve our facilities, thus catering for the local community and surrounding areas.
As the North east is currently, and has been the highest animal cruelty area, in the UK for many years now. My aim at hilltop farm is to educate and inform all age groups, why these animals are now in our care.
We have recently applied for funding through (leader) currently ran at Morpeth county hall. This is a huge project that will enable us to improve, including electricity and new buildings to cater for more young and vulnerable animals/birds. However still on a waiting list.
As we have no real big income to support this venture, I have come up with a business idea in progress. This is so I can self sustain myself at the farm, and in turn be able to care and work with the animals/birds we house.
A huge part in my life has always rotated around food and animals. To combine the two I came up with a unique dining experience, currently not operating within the UK.
My business idea The Hungry Obbit!! Within a BBQ style cabin! A wooden structure including fire pit. Here I host and cook for up to 10 guests over an open fire, a three course meal. Guests enjoy their evening knowing the proceeds go to help our animals.
The business I have now created has been very successful, however I now need to expand. This will then ensure I can completely focus my time at the sanctuary. In the meantime I’m currently working in a local Itslian restaurant. And now my time is being consumed here and not where my skills are needed most.
Now I’m asking help through the crowdfunding path, hopefully to speed up my plans of providing the best care for the sanctuary.