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Help a horse in need Christmas with Redwings’ new look adoption scheme

Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by Heather Dodd

Sponsoring a Redwings rescued horse or donkey not only makes a special and unique Christmas present, but now comes with extra fun features to help your loved one get closer to their four-legged friend.

The 100% publicly funded horse rescue charity has relaunched its new look Adoption Scheme, which supports hundreds of horses and donkeys in need every year.

The scheme, which has been running for over 30 years, allows supporters to sponsor one or more of Redwings’ “Adoption Star” horses, ponies, donkeys and mules with all the money going towards the care of their rescued friend and other residents across the Sanctuary – of which there are over 1,500!

While previously sponsors have chosen between receiving letters from their Adoption Star in the post or accessing updates from their friend through an online blog, these options have now been combined into one new package for a cost of just £15 per year.

Those looking to sponsor a Redwings Adoption Star for Christmas will receive:

  • An adoption pack including a certificate, beautiful photograph and the Adoption Star’s story
  • Postal updates on their adventures and antics
  • An invitation to the Adoption Star’s birthday party 
  • An online diary featuring photo galleries, videos and blogs about their life at Redwings
  • The chance to visit the Adoption Star for free at their home
  • A Friendship Card to treasure as a reminder of their adoption.

Lynn Cutress, Redwings’ Chief Executive, said: “Adopting a Redwings horse or donkey makes a beautiful gift for yourself or a loved one. It’s the next best thing to owning your own, and you can enjoy all the fun of getting to know your new four-legged friend without the hard work and expense of looking after them every day.

“Christmas is a time of happiness and love, but sadly many of our Adoption Stars were deprived of these simple things in their early lives. Giving just £15 per year in sponsorship will ensure your friend and all our rescued residents continue to enjoy a safe and happy home at Redwings.”
To sponsor a Redwings Adoption Star, visit or call 01508 481000.
Note to editors: For photographs, please click the downloadable links at the end of this release. For assistance or more information, please contact Lucinda Sloane, Press and Communications Manager on 01508 481069 or email

More about Redwings: Redwings Horse Sanctuary was established in 1984. Redwings has grown to be the largest horse sanctuary in the UK, working to save horses, ponies, donkeys and mules whose future would otherwise be bleak. Following a merger with Mountains Animal Sanctuary in Scotland in January 2015, the charity now cares for over 1,500 rescued horses and donkeys at ten centres around the UK every day and has a further 500 living out in Guardian homes. In 2018, Redwings commemorates the 10-year anniversary of the Amersham rescue – one of the charity’s most harrowing welfare cases which saw over 100 horse, ponies and donkeys rescued from horrific conditions at Spindle Farm.

Watch Redwings’ “Our Story” video on their YouTube channel here –

Support Redwings by texting “HORS30 £5” to 70070 #LoveHorsesLoveRedwings

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