As per the appeal in the video below we have purchased quite a few new pieces of equipment to help Fiona as she manages this incredible animal workload together with having to fit in her training (Fiona's training alone would equal that of a professional athlete- only without the rest, support or funding...)
We have three new troughs ! Here is one.
If you would like to help the Sanctuary with this appeal please click on the appropriate button below which will enable you to buy a "share" or "part share" in an item of equipment.
If you are able to buy a whole share of any one of the items, we will arrange for a plaque to be attached to say who donated it, or another name if it is in memory of someone or a gift for a special friend !
These troughs allow many horses & cows to eat at once & save Fiona having to make up many buckets of feed - which of course have to be collected in after they have finished.
Each trough was £200 !
A lot we know, but they are very heavy duty & frankly a tank of petrol costs £70 these days :0(
We also got 2 x 15 foot gates. These were necessary to secure the horses into the main turnout area as the gates we had were standard 12 foot ones & needed to close off a gap which was 27 feet - so the two 12 foot gates were just short, requiring a third gate to be tied across the gap. The gates are heavy to manage & time consuming - the new gates make life a lot easier for Fiona. - they were however £140 each - but are heavy duty & fit for livestock.
It was dark by the time I got round to taking any pictures !
As explained (in some detail !) in the video - these are the hay racks that will arrive on Wednesday - a dozen of them in fact !
These will save Fiona around 15 minutes a day, which doesn't sound like a lot for the cost, but when you have as much on as Fiona has, this is significant !
Here is the Video !
Thank you for your help - any amount you send is very much appreciated.
If you prefer to send a cheque, please make it payable to Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary & we are on Tillingham Road, Asheldham, Essex, CM0 7DZ
Thank you ! x
This button enables you to buy a whole share in a Trough for £200
This button enables you to buy a half share in a Trough for £100
This button enables you to buy a quarter share in a Trough for £50
This button enables you to buy a part share in a Trough
This button enables you to buy a whole share in a Gate for £140
This button enables you to buy a half share in a Gate for £70
This button enables you to buy a part share in a Gate
This button enables you to buy a whole share in a Rack for £72
This button enables you to buy a part share in a Rack