The beginning of the month is always tough for the sanctuary. Most of our bills are scheduled to go out at this time. We also realise we ask so much from you all, but to continue the great work Carole and the team do at Woolly Park Farm, we are reliant on donations.
This is why we have created ‘A Little Becomes a Lot Monday.’
The first Monday of each month we are asking each and every one of you if you would kindly donate just a £1.00 to the sanctuary. Yes, you read it correctly £1.00!
We reckon this:
If 100 followers donated £1.00, this would raise £100. Our next month’s lamb’s milk is paid.
If 1000 followers donated £1.00 this would raise £1000. Our next month’s rent is paid.
If 2000 followers donated £1.00 this would raise £2000. Our next month’s rent is paid and 2 months feed.
If 3000 followers donated £1.00 this would raise £3000. Our next month’s rent is paid, 2 months feed and any vet bills.
If 4000 followers donated £1.00 this would raise £4000. Our next month’s rent is paid, 2 months feed, any vet bills and we could get started on the new goat and pig pens.
If you could spare £1.00 today (which is less than a cup of coffee) we would be extremely grateful. Please share with your animal loving friends and let’s see how much we can raise in 24 hours.
‘Little by little, little becomes a lot’ ~ Tanzanian Proverb
Thank you so much for your kind donation. If you would prefer to donate direct into our bank account – (HSBC 40-24-45, account number 40009830) All Lives are Precious!
It’s that time of year. Lambing season. It’s a harrowing thought to think most of these precious little babies will not live to see their first birthday. Born in the spring, wrenched from their mummies and sent to the abattoir for slaughter.
A few of these innocent creatures are fortunate to be brought to Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary. Generally, they have slight defects, such as wonky legs, blindness, or maybe premature (not expected to survive). But these are the lucky lambs, who could live well into their teens!
This year though, we have two little fighters, who have much more than a slight defect.
Meet Little Larry, bright as a button, but has sadly been diagnosed with spina bifida. We want to give this little baby boy every chance and although an operation is possible, it will have no effect. We have been advised though that Little Larry has the strength to use a wheeled cart. This will then enable him to walk.
We cannot determine how many years little Larry will be blessed with, no one knows, but isn’t it right that all lives are precious?
Meet Little Johnny, again a plucky little fellow. His leg is so severely broken, the only option left available to us to ensure he survives and has a quality of life, is amputation. His operation was quickly scheduled, and was a huge success!
These two little fighters will obviously need extra care, attention and medication. If you could donate to Little Larry & Little Johnny’s Appeal, no matter how small, it will help Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary with the additional costs required.
Thank you so much for your love and support for Little Larry and Little Johnny. You can make a one-off donation in several ways, via our PayPal link below, by donating direct into our bank account – (HSBC 40-24-45, account number 40009830) or by sending a cheque made payable to Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary. Postal address – Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary, Woolly Park Farm, Saddlebow Lane, Wolverton, Warwickshire CV37 0HQ.
Our ‘For the Love of Larry’ crowdfunding appeal has now closed and although we didn’t quite make our 10k target, we raised a lot of money because of YOU! Our crowdfunding total was £3050, but adding to the equation the PayPal donations, bank payments and cheques, with your help we raised over 5K! FARS Warwickshire is not out of the woods yet, but we are certainly seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. We would also like to say a HUGE big thank you to Friends of the AnimalsPHB Ethical BeautyNetwork for AnimalsVegan CakeryVEGAN Happy ClothingPlantarium and Milo’s Mission for their ongoing support and kindness For Carole and her small team to continue caring and healing rescued farm animals is paramount to lambs such as Stevie. When she arrived at the sanctuary, Stevie was extremely poorly. One eye had been completely pecked out, while the other was in a very bad way. But look at her now. She is a very happy, contented and loved lamb, who will live out her natural life at Woolly Park Farm It’s with your continued love and support FARS can continue looking after farm animals just like Stevie. XX
https://www.youtube.com/embed/kuSXGxEh23kThe first video is now up on our YouTube Channel. One of our new volunteers has created an amazing promotional video that puts FARS owner Carole Webb in the spotlight. During this difficult time for the sanctuary, she gives people an insight into what it takes to give so many animals the very best life possible. Please click the share button on the video and help spread the word! Also consider donating to our crowdfunder and sharing it with others
Can you help save seventy-five year old woman’s animal rescue sanctuary from closure after 30 Years!
It was in 1988 when the first seedlings of Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary were sown. Carole had heard about a very poorly new-born lamb at a local farm close by where she lived in Hertfordshire. The lamb wasn’t expected to survive. Carole asked the farmer if she could adopt him. The farmer agreed. Naming him Larry, Carole took him home to hand rear. Larry was her first success, but he certainly wasn’t the last. Next came premature lamb triplets, who she named the Didley family. All three had to be syringe fed every few hours, and just like Larry they thrived.
By 1992, Carole’s flock of animals had grown considerably, and she had to relocate the sanctuary to Cambridgeshire. Carole bought a house with some land in a small village called Fen Drayton, but eventually she was caring for over 800 rescued animals. Realising the sanctuary had outgrown these premises too, it wasn’t long before the sanctuary was on the move once again. Carole made the decision to sell the property, and in 1999 she moved Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary (FARS) back to Hertfordshire. The small amount of money Carole had made from the sale of the property, she put back into the sanctuary. All Carole wanted to do was make a difference for the lives of as many farm animals as she could.
It was at this time Carole also made the decision to reduce her own living costs in order to supplement the sanctuary. She gave up the luxury of bricks and mortar, choosing to live in a mobile home on a site with some land for her rescued animals. It wasn’t a great move though for the sanctuary. In the short time they were there, continued vandalism caused numerous problems and made life extremely difficult.
At 75, Carole Webb, a former veterinary nurse, has had her fair share of personal heartache too. This is what makes her story even more inspirational. Carole’s 32-year-old disabled daughter named Melanie, sadly died of a heart attack in her arms. If this wasn’t devastating enough, Carole’s mother also passed away shortly afterwards, losing her brave battle with breast cancer. But although Carole’s life had been ripped apart, this was when she also realised her true vocation. To rescue, protect, heal and care for unwanted farm animals.
Last year Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary celebrated 30 years. From Carole’s first adoptee Larry, she has achieved so much. But it was in November 2018, when Carole also reached out to me. My name is Sharon Bull and I work as an inspirational speaker and writer. Mental health awareness, children (particularly the
Carole bottle feeding Little Peggy 2017
disadvantaged and vulnerable) and animal welfare are at the heart of everything I do. I have been a strong supporter of FARS since my first visit in 2015.
Over the years Carole and the sanctuary have always relied on trusted volunteers, but recently she has been heavily let down. Knowing my marketing and sales background, Carole asked me if I could help raise the sanctuary’s profile and much needed funds.
Over the past two months, with the help of Jayne Tutt (financial administrator) we have achieved so much. We have now doubled the volunteer support, adding more generosity and talent to a small but extremely caring team. With a tight administration system, a new website, a more inviting adoption/sponsor campaign and a much stronger social media platform, a silver lining is on the horizon. But the sanctuary’s accounts were left in a much-depleted state, so December 2018 our focus was to simply make the most of the festive season. Pulling together some swift promotional activity, we managed to raise a substantial amount of money over the month.
We are still a relatively small team, but determined to turn the sanctuary around together, so that Carole and the rescued animals can have the financial stability they so deserve. With the rising cost of hay (feed) and the continued maintenance of the sanctuary’s buildings, this is not going to be easy.
We have many ideas, short term/long term goals and a 5-year plan in place, but we need to keep the sanctuary’s head above water over the next couple of months. Can you please help us to achieve this by donating to our ‘For the Love of Larry’ campaign here.