Remembering cherished pets brings in over £7,500 for horse welfare


This month we held a special Animal Thanksgiving and Blessing Service which gave our supporters the chance to remember their cherished pets – whilst raising money for horse welfare.

Animal Welfare Service

The service, organised by us for the second year running, was led by Reverend Michael Langan of the *Shellrock Benefice at our Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Norfolk. The service was attended by supporters, with their pets in tow, from as far away as Hertfordshire and Essex.

Our Legacy Fundraising Officer and organiser of the event, Dawn Witney, says:

“The service was held in glorious warm sunshine in the courtyard at Hall Farm on Sunday 5th of this month. Reverend Langan blessed all the animals that attended including Hall Farm’s Adopt a Horse, India. Candles were lit during the service to give thanks for the joy that our animals bring to our lives every day.”

Even if our valued supporters couldn’t make it on the day they were able to Animal Welfare Servicededicate a candle in memory of their loved ones which was lit during the service. All the animals’ names submitted were presented at the service and each animal had its own individual candle in remembrance.

Thanks to you, our valued supporters, candle dedications helped to raise almost £7,500 and donations on the day raised a further £150.

We want to say a massive thank you to our supporters for making this possible. We were delighted that we had more people attending this year compared with last and hope to make it an even bigger occasion next year!

Your kind donations will go towards helping horses not just here in the UK, but all over the world.

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*The Shellrock Benefice is made up of five once separate parishes: Great Ellingham, Little Ellingham, Rockland All Saints, Rockland St. Peter and Shropham with Snetterton. The parishes were brought together into one benefice in recent years. Although the villages are small, the churches are supported by enthusiastic members who provide a varied programme of religious, social and fund raising activities.