Four-legged friends at a care farm in Droitwich will be enjoying the warmth of a new shelter this winter with the help of a special donation.
Chris Bell, Sanctuary Care’s Regional Director – South, passed away in June following a short illness, so her care home colleagues and staff at Sanctuary’s Worcester office decided to donate money to a cause which would be close to her heart.
Donation for new donkey house
Last week (Friday 4 December) Chris’ close friends and colleagues, Sanctuary Care’s Director of Care Operations Stephen Rees, Regional Manager Jane Darani and Stephen’s Personal Assistant Lindsey Mogg presented Gloverspiece Minifarm near Droitwich with £650 to support the creation of a new donkey house.
The farm, which cares for a variety of rescue animals, was chosen because of Chris’ love of animals.
Love of animals
Jane said: “It was lovely to support Gloverspiece Minifarm as Chris always talked about wanting to spend her retirement years at her own animal sanctuary with lots of donkeys.”
Stephen added: “Chris was an inspirational lady. She was enormously well respected, committed, loyal, hardworking and most importantly she was completely dedicated to our residents. We are so pleased to be able to present the farm with this money as a fitting tribute to her memory.”
Supporting an exciting project
The donation will go towards a winter shelter for donkeys Jinx and Jenga as well as mule Tiny.
George Duffy, who has worked at the farm for ten years said: “We are so grateful for Sanctuary Care’s kind donation. It’s going towards our new donkey house which is being built - everyone at the farm is very excited about it.
“It’s a very big project but it’s coming together nicely and the £650 will go towards the concrete flooring which is quite expensive but definitely worth the expense.”
About Gloverspiece Minifarm
Gloverspiece Minifarm Ltd is an accredited care farm which is home to a variety of rescued animals including geese, horses, donkeys, pigs, racoons, alpacas.