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 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
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
NEW – The lovely trio – Nibbles, Squiggles & Toodles
Nibbles, Squiggles and Toodles were only 4 weeks old when they arrived at a school farm in March 2016. They were originally on loan for educational purposes, being bottle fed by the children. Once they were ready to go out to grass, the lovely trio were supposed to be returned to the farmer. Thing was, their owners fell head over heels in love with them. We can understand why – they were such cuties!
Toodles has the black face. She is the only female, but with the deepest baa!
Nibbles has the patchy face. He’s the most affectionate and will love to get close to you if he can.
Squiggles has the plain face and is the largest of the three.
They are all much bigger now, but still very loving. They do like biscuit treats, so if you decide to adopt and visit, please don’t forget to bring some with you!
When you adopt Nibbles, Squiggles & Toodles, or any of our animals on the adoption list you will receive
• A certificate with a personal message from your adopted animals.
• A photograph of your adopted animals.
• All Lives are Precious postcard.
• An invitation to visit your adopted animals between mid-April/to mid-Sept. Please book your visit by emailing email@example.com
• A warm, fuzzy feeling knowing you are helping Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary continue with their incredible work, protecting and caring for rescued farm animals
Adoption packages cost just £30.00 for 12 months!
(Your adoption pack postage is inclusive)
Credit/Debit card payments are accepted via a secure Paypal online transaction. There is no additional cost to yourself for using Paypal.
Alternatively, you can send your adoption payment cheque/postal order to us by post.
You can visit the lovely trio between the months of mid-April to mid-September. Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary is based in Wolverton (Stratford Upon Avon), Warwickshire. Please contact Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary via email to arrange an appointment.-Contact us here
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.