Lovable Denise, who lives at Redwings Caldecott Visitor Centre, near Great Yarmouth, was taken in by the charity in 1996 when her mum was not able to produce milk to feed her struggling baby. She was so tiny that when her owners contacted Redwings Hose Sanctuary for urgent help, she was transported to the Sanctuary by car because she was too small to travel by lorry! Denise was given round-the-clock care and grew up to become one of the charity’s most charismatic and treasured residents, as well as a popular member of its long-standing Adoption Club.
Redwings cares for 1,500 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules at centres across the UK. The charity’s Adoption Club, which has been running for over 30 years, allows supporters to sponsor an Adoption Star for just £12.50 a year, with every penny going directly towards their daily care and that of their friends.
Supporters can visit their Adoption Star for free during any open day at the centre where they live and receive updates on their four-legged friend’s progress. They’re even invited to celebrate their birthday with a party every year where supporters can give their Adoption Star a big cuddle and join in with the fun and party games, while their adorable friend tucks into a specially made cake, just for them!
Denise will be celebrating her big birthday with a party at Redwings Caldecott on Sunday 4th September from 11.30am.
Gemma Walpole, Redwings’ Head of Fundraising, said:
“With her friendly nature – and famous mischievous streak – Denise has been delighting us and our supporters for 20 years. As a long-serving Adoption Star, she has given so much back to Redwings that we think she deserves a big party where everyone can lavish her with all the fuss and attention she adores. We hope as many people as possible will be able to make it.”