Tor and Juno are going to climb Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain.... up our stairs! They will work as a team, sharing the total climb. Ben Nevis is 1345m high (that’s 4413 feet). This equates to climbing our stairs at home 504 times.
Tor and Juno are fundraising to help their animal friends at Neigh at Watlington Hill Farm Sanctuary. They attend regular sessions there, working with the animals and learning a huge variety of life and personal skills.
The farm can’t hold its usual fundraising activities at the moment so they want to help.
The farm is a forever home to 22 horses, ponies and donkeys, as well as a flock of sheep, three goats, three cows and two turkeys. All have been rescued and will happily live out their days in the fields with their friends.
It costs about £450 a week to feed all the animals. In addition there are considerable costs for care of the animals. For example, the farrier costs £2200 a year to trim hooves; the herd is barefoot. Vet’s fees, sheep shearing, fencing, poo picking and fuel for farm vehicles must all be paid for, plus the animals have wonderful enrichment such as the oppprtunity to self select forage and herbs for health.