Saturday 11th of July 2020

Help grant a rescued horse’s wish this Christmas!

All the rescued horses and donkeys of Redwings Horse Sanctuary want this Christmas is the chance to continue living a life free of fear and neglect.

Adoption Star Cookie – an adorably dotty pony

Christmas shoppers can help make their wish come true by sponsoring a Redwings “Adoption Star” as a truly unique gift for a loved one, and every penny goes towards their care and that of their four-legged friends at the Sanctuary – of which there are over 1,500!

Sponsorship costs a minimum donation of just £15 a year, and there are more than 20 adorable Adoption Star horses, ponies and donkeys to choose from, each with their own moving story to tell.

Adoption Star Arya – super-fluffy part Poitou donkey

From gentle giant Shire cross Fox to irresistibly fluffy donkey Arya, from rock ‘n’ roll pony Elvis and to real life ‘Black Beauty’ Maya, there’s an array of wonderful characters enabling everyone to find the perfect new friend for themselves or a loved one.

And this year, Redwings has launched two new rescued residents onto the scheme, including spotty appaloosa pony Cookie and cheeky Miniature Shetland pony Dayzee.

Adoption Star Dayzee – a cheeky Shetland pony

Those wishing to sponsor an 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 at the Sanctuary

An invitation to the Adoption Star’s birthday party

Access to an online diary featuring photo galleries and blogs about their life at Redwings

The chance to visit the Adoption Star for free

A Friendship Card to treasure as a reminder of their adoption.

Lynn Cutress, Redwings’ Chief Executive, said: “Christmas is a time when wishes come true – and you can grant a very special one for the rescued horses and donkeys living at Redwings. 

“Redwings is a registered charity funded entirely by donations from the public, so by sponsoring one of our Adoption Star horses and donkeys you’re not only purchasing a truly thoughtful and beautiful gift for a loved one, but helping us ensure they and their friends will always have a place of safety and happiness at the Sanctuary.”

Adoption Star Fox – a gentle giant Shire cross

To sponsor a Redwings Adoption Star this Christmas, head to or call 01508 481000.

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