Sunshine mixed with the most fabulous, warm atmosphere helped to trigger a great Easter weekend fundraising and awareness event at Woolly Park Farm!
The first of its kind, in just over six weeks we managed to organise a marquee from Cotswold Marquees Ltd, asked the brilliant Face Painting by Sarah Jayne Creations to come along and use her ethical and vegan face paints to decorate the faces of kids and adults too, arrange with the amazing The Artisan vegan Catering company to come along and cater for us. Their food certainly didn’t disappoint and neither did their aprons! One of our own sanctuary volunteers Charlotte Chapman Photography also signed up to be the event’s official photographer.
Our own team worked effortlessly, not only pulling out all the stops to bring in raffle prizes and tombola prizes, but over the weekend taking on different roles to ensure the success of the event. A special thanks to Abi Malins who knocked on the doors of many local businesses at short notice to make sure our Easter Vegan Hamper and Pamper hamper had sufficient goodies. Thank you especially to Tesco, Waitrose, Body Shop, Lush & Marks and Spencer.
Thank you also to Sarah from Dekany Design for the beautiful decorations & posters, to Suzanne Evetts Florists for their gorgeous table decorations, Lorri from VEGAN Happy Clothing, not only for her kind contribution to FARS merchandise, tressle tables and POS, but for looking after our merchandise stand on Saturday too.
After deducting the necessary costs for the event we raised £1544.96 and a huge amount of AWARENESS and love for Carole Webb’s amazing work!
We would like to thank everyone who came along to FARS Warwickshire this weekend. Our strap-line was “ Pledge not to eat lamb this Easter. Instead spend sometime with our beautiful rescued babies!” It melts our hearts that tickets sold out for both days. We would like to apologise to those who missed out because of this, but the event will be back again in September. Please keep an eye out for details. Tickets will go on sale very soon!
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Firstly to say a HUGE thank you for all your efforts, support and love for Carole Webb and all our rescued animals at Woolly Park Farm. It is truly appreciated!
EASTER WEEKEND – is our official opening weekend for visitors this year. We are opening the sanctuary’s gates on Easter Saturday 20th April and Easter Sunday 21st April from 12.00pm until 4.00pm each day.
We need as many helpers on these two days as we can. If you can help Saturday and Sunday, or just one of the days we would be really grateful. We also need plenty of raffle prizes, tombola prizes, vegan food and wine for our Easter Vegan Hamper and Vegan skincare/body products for our Vegan Pamper Hamper too. We require over the two days the loan of at least 4 trestle tables ( ones used at car-boot sales) and plastic outdoor chairs too. If anyone also has access to a mic and amp that we could loan, this would be fantastic.
Here is a list of what we need help with over the two days and lead up to the event. If you feel you are able to help out, please comment below the post and let us know what you would like to get involved with. Thank you so much and hopefully look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the event.
Sharon and Jayne XX
Asking local businesses for raffle prizes/hamper products. (Waitrose is already donating to the vegan hamper)
Friday pm – anyone who would like to help Jayne and myself dress up the blue barn and the area where the marquee will be ( 12.00pm – 4.00pm) Sort out the raffle and auction prizes and make sure most things are in place for the event.
SAT 10.00 – 4.30pm SUN 10.00am – 5.00pm.
2 x people to look after the event entry table ( ensuring all visitors have bought tickets) If tickets haven’t sold out pre the event then we will also allow payment on the day.
2 x people to look after the FARS merchandise table (this will also have adoption packs and information about the sanctuary too) A card machine will be available for this table too
1 x person to look after the tombola table
1 x person to look after the food hamper and skincare hamper table
2 x people to look after the raffle table
2 x FARS tour guides – must have full knowledge of the sanctuary’s history and all the animals on the adoption gift list
2 x Blue Shed Heaven guides – will include looking after the ‘name the lamb’ activity. Will need to have knowledge of the blue shed animal residents.
It was a very wet and windy evening in Stratford on Saturday. That didn’t stop many of our supporters from joining us at our first event of the year.
Taking place at the new vegan/vegetarian café Plantarium, it was a completely different atmosphere in the venue. A few hours of warmth and love for both our founder Carole Webb and the thirty-year-old sanctuary she dedicates her life to. And although Carole couldn’t make the evening in person, technology allowed her to say a few words of thanks to everyone there!
We raised a fantastic £328.80 through raffle tickets, donations etc. Having already had a successful volunteer recruitment drive in Jan, we added even more enthusiastic helpers to the FARS list. We raised awareness to Carole’s story, and promoted our Easter weekend event too!
A HUGE thank you to Jacek, Magda and everyone at Plantarium for all your help and support, we certainly couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you also to our wonderful team for helping and supporting the event. Lastly to everyone who braced the awful weather to be with us, we truly appreciate it! THANK YOU! X