Our Animal Purple Poppy Fund 2021 launches on June 8 to raise money for animals in need. This is National Volunteers’ Week (June 1-7) and despite lockdown and fundraising challenges the last 12 months, we are delighted to report that we have grown our volunteer base and made new partnerships with wonderful animal organisations.
Just as importantly, we have renewed old, valued friendships with charities that have been with us from the start. Everyone is eager to begin and, as you will see from the box, they include Brooke Action for Working Horses and Donkeys, Mane Chance Sanctuary, World Horse Welfare, Blue Acre Horse Rescue, The Horse Trust. Donkey Breed Society, Cotswold Wildlife Fund Conservation Trust and Edinburgh March Riding Association. We are also working with Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, in East Sussex, Greyhound Rescue Wales and Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, in Cheshire, and hope to announce more partnership working over the coming weeks and months.
Our pin badges sell for a suggested donation of £2 and our army of Ambassadors and volunteers are busy placing boxes in their local garden centres, supermarkets, pet stores and equine centres. On request, we can offer knitted poppies of various sizes for horses, dogs and cats too, for a donation of £3. If you have a charity that could benefit from our work, or you just want to get involved, please email Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org